More than 500 ECB staff members gathered under the Euro symbol in Frankfurt on 2 April 2009 to protest about the democratic deficit and lack of negotiation with the recognised social partners.
2009.03.04 1st Blue Ribbon Protest
IPSO organised the first ever demonstration of ECB staff on 4 March 2009.
2008.10.01 The Process
A short feature explaining the proposed changes to the ECB's Disciplinary and Appeal Procedures. The (then draft, now adopted) rules refer to vague internal standards; the conditions or situations giving rise to disciplinary proceedings are not defined. As a consequence, staff may inadvertently find themselves triggering disciplinary procedures without ever having the possibility to know in advance the rules they have been accused of breaking.
ipso International and European Public Services Organisation