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Staff unions highlight management problems at UN pension fund

As you may be aware, we recently exposed a number of management problems at the pension fund. This, along with the low morale among the staff of the fund and threats to whistleblowers, is addressed in the staff union statement that was made on Wednesday to the annual meeting of the fund's board.

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Download this file (CCISUAPensionRome.pdf)CCISUAPensionRome.pdf

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

View press release and brief on subject

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Download this file (Whistleblowers 0618.doc)Whistleblowers 0618.doc

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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Download this file (AnswersFRA.pdf)AnswersFRA.pdf

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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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Download this file (LetterBKMUNDP.pdf)LetterBKMUNDP.pdf

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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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