The General Secretariat of the Council provides support to two institutions :
*The Council of the European Union
*The European Council
The Council of the European Union is made up of a representative of each member state at ministerial level who is able to speak for the government of that member state. It is the main decision making and legislative body of the EU but, in many areas, it shares that role with the European Parliament. The presidency of the Council is held by one of the member states in turn for a period of six months.
The ministers are not present on a permanent basis since they have their role in their respective governments, thus continuity is provided for by ambassadors who meet in the Permanent Representatives committee known by its French acronym COREPER. COREPER prepares the decisions of the Council.
The European Council is made up of the Heads of State or Government of the 28 member states. It gives impetuous and direction to the other European institutions. It is presided over by Donald Tusk (with a two and a half year term of office), it meets at least four times a year but, in practice, much more frequently.
Approximately three thousand civil servants and other agents assist the Council of the European Union and the European Council under the authority of the Secretary General.
The Council section of the Union Syndicale Brussels is led by the seven members of the executive committee elected directly by the members in the Council Secretariat.
* Euro Summit July 2015 … Tract Summit July 2015 – EN
*Flexitime at the Council … 20160118 – Flexitime at the Council – FR only !
*Election to the Staff Committee of Concilium … 20170227 – Conseil – Elections au CdP – FR only !
*Flexitime at the Council … 20170908 – Flexitime at the Council – EN
*Flash October 2017 … US FLASH INFO – Conseil – October 2010 – EN
*Evaluation … Tract Evaluation 2017 10_EN_final
*Flexitime at the Council … 20171120 – Flexitime au Conseil – Tract – EN
*Flexitime at the Council … 20171219 – Flexitime au Conseil – Tract – EN
*Flash April 2018 … US FLASH INFO – Council – April 2018 – EN
*Promotions 2018 … 20180712 – Conseil – Tract promotions – EN
*Un pas de plus pour respecter la loi … 20180828 – Conseil – Congé de maladie et congé annuel – FR only !
*NO to the transfer of powers from the Appointing Authority to the PMO … 20181128 – SGC – CS 18-123 – Lettre ouverte au SG – Note EN CdP-OSP sur SYSPER
*Flash January 2019 … US FLASH INFO – Council – January 2019 – EN
*March 2020 – Members party
*April 2020… Europe and Social Media – Letter to Mr. Charles Michel
*May 2020 … Europe and Social Media – Answer from Mr. Charles Michel
*June 2020 … Amended proposal for the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 – Note to the President of Coreper
*June 2020 … Support for people presenting disabilities
Our representants of Union Syndicale Consilium sent a letter to European Council President, Charles Michel, about the future of Europe and Social Media : "Dear President Michel, dear colleagues, Europe is going through an unprecedented
On December 12, 2019, a new agreement on telework was signed at the Council. Click this link to read it : Constat accord Télétravail 12 12 19.pdf
The subjects: Carrying over annual leave Sickness insurance-screening Teleworking Part-time working Public transport costs Staff regulation and MFF In other insitutions Restaurants Please click here to read the document US FLASH December 2019_EN
Salary update: + 2.0 % Reduction in pension contribution: – 0.3 % Combined net effect: + 2.2 % on average Since 2015, salary and pensions updates have once again been ensuring that our pay develops in parallel with that of civil
Every year, Institutions waste lots of time and energy in the staff evaluation procedures, that produce more frustration and demotivation than useful things. Union Syndicale Council is suggesting a radically new way of doing …