The International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) has presented the General Assembly with a package of proposed changes to the Professional salary and benefits regime. Staff representatives presented our case against some of the proposed measures to member states in New York earlier this month and we await the final decision, which is likely to come by Christmas.
In an article published today in Inter Press Service (IPS), President of CCISUAIan Richards warns pay cuts as recommended by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) will primarily affect single parents, the majority of whom being women.
Staff representatives met with the Secretary-General on the third and final day of the CCISUA mid-term meetings in New York HQ. They asked Ban Ki-moon to work with them to defend front line workers. Mr Ban agreed that single parents and family leave must be protected. Read here the letter addressed to him by the federation.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a new global campaign to end modern slavery, in partnership with the International Organization of Employers (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). The 50 for Freedom campaign aims to mobilize public support and influence in at least 50 countries to ratify the ILO’s Forced Labour Protocol by 2018.