Annual General Meeting of the UN Staff Union at Vienna

Staff members of the United Nations units at Vienna are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the UNOV/UNODC Staff Union, which will be held on Tuesday, 15 January 2019, at 10.30 am, in Conference Room C1 on the 2 nd floor (C02).

Mr. Yury Fedotov, Director-General/Executive Director of UNOV/UNODC will address the meeting.

Annual Report 2018


Elections for the 27th
Session of the UN Staff Council at Vienna


United Nations Staff Council at Vienna - Vision Statement




Application for dues-paying member



Follow up on the abolishment of the G to P Exam

The ACABQ ( A/73/497) has put forward the following comment and recommendation:

30. "The Advisory Committee notes the qualifications possessed by staff serving in the General Service and related categories and the need to improve their opportunities for career development. The Committee also emphasizes that, in developing human resources policies, all factors should be taken into account to ensure equal treatment of all candidates."

31. "With respect to the proposals of the Secretary-General contained in paragraphs 150 (a) and (b) of his report ( A/73/372/Add.1), the Advisory Committee is of the view that the  Secretary-General should develop a proposal for a pilot project, with a clearly defined scope and time frame, for the consideration of the General Assembly, in order to achieve equal opportunities for recruitment to entry-level Professional posts, including career opportunities for staff members in the General Service and related categories. Pending approval of such a pilot project, the Committee recommends that all of the existing arrangements relating to the young professionals programme, including the G to P element, approved by the Assembly be maintained at this stage."

Although deliberations on the recommendation were expected in December 2018, the General Assembly decided to defer discussions on this, as well as other human resource issues, for a full year. Therefore, more work is still ahead of us in convincing the Member States that there is a need to allow every staff member to fulfil their individual potential and personal contribution to the overall success of the Organization.

Statement of the members of the SMC Working Group on GS Career Prospects to the Fifth Committee




List of shops and service providers offering discounts



Mieterhilfe (in German)

Assistance with Tenancy Issues




Unified Salary Scale: UN Dispute Tribunal's decision in favour of staff overturned by UN Appeals Tribunal

A number of cases were brought to UN Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) by staff to appeal the changes to salaries and benefits which translated into a significant reduction in salary for some staff at the professional and higher levels. On 29 December 2017, the Dispute Tribunal declared those pay cuts illegal and reiterated the principle of acquired rights of staff.

You may recall that CCISUA, together with two other staff federations, FICSA and UNISERV, addressed a letter to the Secretary General urging him not to appeal this judgment and to call on the ICSC to rethink its approach in a more modern and productivity-focused way.

The UN Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) delivered its judgment on 29 June 2018, upholding the Secretary General's appeal against the Dispute Tribunal's initial ruling in favour of staff.

The UNAT's judgment was delivered in three cases. A preliminary analysis of the decision and more information can be found here.


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ICSC approves increased and new allowances

A summary of the key issues discussed at the 33rd Session of the CCISUA General Assembly, Bangkok, 29 May - 1 June 2018

Developments following the CCISUA 33rd General Assembly.

Letter from the staff federations on improving policies on harassment, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination sent to all staff.

Staff Federations' Letter to Executive Heads on the Global Day of Action

Mandatory age of separation is now 65 for all staff

Audits find procurement irregularities and poor project management at UN Pension Fund

CCISUA mid-term meeting digest

Staff Unions meet with Secretary-General

Report on the Global Staff Satisfaction Survey (February 2017).

Petition against pay cuts and for greater say by staff in their pay

CCISUA General Assembly takes place in Addis Ababa: decisions and the work ahead

Positive developments for staff at the GA

António Gutteres's first meeting as Secretary-General was with Staff Unions!

Say NO and OPT OUT of the new internal tax on justice




1st Meeting of the ICSC's Working Group on the review of the GS Salary Survey methodologies, New York, 21 - 30 January 2019

The 38 th CEB HR Network Open Session, Paris, 20 February 2019


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