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Union protests lack of whistleblower protection at UN as court rules on case of whistleblower James Wasserstrom

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Survey results | Résultats de l'enquête (FWA - Office space)

Results of survey on flexible work arrangements and office space

Résultats de l'enquête sur les formules d'organisation du travail plus souples et sur l'espace de bureau

 

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The situation at UNDP

You may have read in the press about the "structural change" exercise taking place at UNDP, which is leading to severe cuts in posts: generally 30 percent of posts at headquarters and 10 percent in the field. 

Please find here a letter that the staff federations representing all staff in the UN, agencies, funds and programmes sent to the Secretary-General today calling on him to review the actions of the UNDP Administrator.

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Regularization of French taxes

As you may know, the French authorities are now taking a more proactive approach to collecting taxes.

As mentioned in an earlier broadcast, bank accounts held outside France, including at the MEC, need to be declared on the tax form.

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Protect our pension fund from the wolves of Wall Street

Sign the petition by following this link: http://bit.ly/1nRdkVe

We would like to update you on the situation regarding the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund, where the CEO of the Fund is negotiating a change in rules that will increase costs, financial risks, the likelihood of inappropriate people being recruited to key positions in the $52 billion institution that provides for our retirement, and, as you will see below, the possibility of outsourcing to financial firms without advertising a tender first. All this should not come as a surprise. The current CEO was deputy when the fund last tried outsourcing. That time we thwarted it. Let's do the same this time. Please sign the petition.

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In memoriam: Yannick Gagneret

As you may know, our colleague Mr. Yannick Gagneret sadly died last week while climbing Makalu in Nepal.

We would like to share with you a moving piece about his life and times.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

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