The Staff Union Committee was formed in 1993 and represents staff of all grades and levels at the ICTY and the MICT in The Hague, Arusha and Kigali. It is a staff body composed of elected representatives which is empowered by the United Nations’ Staff Rules, the General Assembly and the Secretary-General to represent ICTY staff members in all work-related matters.
Staff Union representatives in the Committee negotiate on behalf of the staff with senior management at the ICTY/MICT and are regularly consulted on matters of policy. Assistance is provided to staff if they have a dispute over contractual status, disciplinary process, conflicts, etc.
The Staff Union Committee maintains contact with union officials at UNHQ in New York and Geneva on matters of UN-wide policy. On an annual basis, UN-CTSU representatives attend the Staff Management Committee (SMC), participate in discussions with the Office of Human Resource Management (OHRM) auditors and the Coordinating Committee of International Staff Unions and Associations (CCISUA), and are in communication with the Office of Internal Oversight (OIOS).