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 14 July 2016 - IPSO solidarity action for temporary agency staff at the ECB



7 June 2017 - IPSO solidarity action for hiring of IT colleagues by the ECB

On 7 June 2017, IPSO, the International and European Public Services Organisation, together with DGB, the German trade union federation, and EU trade union federations USF and EPSU called for a solidarity action for ECB’s IT staff and temporary agency staff. The objective of the action is to stop the outsourcing of IT services at the ECB and to denounce the lack of respect of the ECB for staff’s participation rights. The manifestation took place in the vicinity of the ECB in Frankfurt, at the Paul-Arnsberg-Platz. 200 or more participants attended and showed their solidarity and support for the claims.
IPSO deplores that for many years the ECB has used temporary agency staff for permanent work. Many colleagues have been working for the ECB for more than 5 years and not few for more than 10 years for worse conditions, worse than their ECB colleagues. They face permanent pressure to lose their jobs. Many come from Southern and Eastern Europe.


27 March 2015 IPSO released an Open Letter to the NCBs on the staffing situation at the ECB

IPSO, the sole trade union recognised at the ECB, has sent an open letter to the National Central Bank governors of the Eurosystem requesting a rectification of the staffing situation at the ECB. 1,000 permanent full time positions should be established to bring the ECB workforce to sound and orderly contracts. IPSO sees a severe and structural conflict of interest at the highest level of the Eurosystem as the root cause of the deplorable staffing situation. IPSO encourages the governors to address the situation and to respect the spirit of the commitments taken by the European governments when they decided to create the euro.
 2015.03.27 Open Letter to the NCB Governors - English version
 2015.03.27 Open Letter to the NCB Governors - German version
 2015.03.27 Open Letter to the NCB Governors - French version
 2015.03.27 Open Letter to the NCB Governors - Italian version
 2015.03.30 Press Release on the Open Letter to the Governors


17 March 2015 European trade unions call for more democracy and a...

European trade unions call for more democracy and a better balance of power for Europe and the ECB/Eurosystem
(in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian)
IPSO and a number of European Trade Union Federations issued this press release on the occasion of the inauguration of the New ECB Premises calling for more democracy and a better balance of power for Europe and the ECB.
 2015-03-17 Press release unions ECB New Premises - EN
 2015-03-17 Press release unions ECB New Premises - DE
 2015-03-17 Press release unions ECB New Premises - FR
 2015-03-17 Press release unions ECB New Premises - ES
 2015-03-17 Press release unions ECB New Premises - IT

2015-03-11: IPSO action at the ECB


26 March 2014 Unacceptable situation at the European School Frankfurt

26.03.2014 - IPSO Press release: unacceptable situation at the European School Frankfurt
Please find attached a press release from the European Central Bank (ECB) staff trade union IPSO entitled "ECB Staff Union calls on ECB to use its influence to end overcrowding at the European School Frankfurt".
 2014-03-26 IPSO Press Release on the European School Frankfurt - english version
 2014-03-26 IPSO Press Release on the European School Frankfurt - german version