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Outcome of Mario Draghi´s End of Mandate survey

ECB Staff Trade Union IPSO has made a survey among ECB staff asking them to assess the Performance of Mario Draghi as a President of the ECB. We are sharing the main findings below. Journalists are invited to contact us if they need more details. Mario Draghi is assessed to have been a very good…
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24. October 2019 0
Constantin Costa-Gavras ipsomovie night 2019

IPSO Screens German Film Première of “Adults in the Room” by Costa-Gavras in the ECB

World renowned Film Director Costa-Gavras came in person to present his latest movie at the European Central Bank. Scenario based on Yanis Varoufakis political memoirs. Story depicts attempts of the newly elected Greek Government to renegotiate the bailout conditions imposed by the Eurogroup and European Institutions in 2015. Future ECB President Christine Lagarde said to…
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11. October 2019 0

Open letter to the future ECB president

Tension is increasing at the ECB. A letter from the ECB staff Union IPSO to Mario Draghi’s successor Opaque working contracts, temporary workers, burnout, outsourcing, little or no staff involvement – nobody assumes such grievances in one of the leading institutions in Europe, the European Central Bank (ECB) whose headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main.…
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14. September 2019 0

IPSO supports ECB staff access to justice

IPSO has paid the pension reform legal costs IPSO has just paid ca 60,000 EUR of legal fees charged by the ECB on its own staff seeking redress for the unfair pension cut of 2009. 10 years after the reform, the ECB has invoiced its own staff a total amount of 138,000 EUR, reduced by…
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13. September 2019 0

Getting more active for nature and the planet

IPSO calls for participation in the Global Climate Strike on 20 September and stronger efforts by the ECB and its staff on Sustainability and fighting climate change. We have received the below message from one of our IPSO members. We fully support the proposals and encourage everyone to Think of the resources we all have that…
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20. July 2019 0

First CSD March this Saturday 20 July 2019

IPSO wishes The Rainbow Network well in their First CSD March this Saturday 20 July 2019


19. July 2019 0

IPSOpinion: Quinn Slobodian speaking

Quinn Slobodian is a historian of modern German and international history with a focus on North-South politics, social movements, and the intellectual history of neoliberalism. He is the author of Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism (Harvard University Press, 2018). Professor of History at Wellesley University, he also regularly publishes articles…
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28. June 2019 0
Prof. Jörg Bibow Skidmore College

Prof. Jörg Bibow speaking at Ipsonomics Seminar

Prof. Jörg Bibow, Professor of Economics at Skidmore College, was the speaker at the Ipsonomics seminar on 14 May 2019, talking about “How to redesign the fiscal regime of the Eurozone – lessons from US and Eurozone experiences”. Main topics of his presentation were: Optimum currency area theory and EU labour market policies Competitive internal…
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10. June 2019 0
Aerial photo of ECB Main Building Frankfurt am Main

IPSO comments on ECB’s 2017 Annual Report

IPSO’s comments on the ECB’s Annual Report 2017 focus on the following areas: ECB trade union regrets lack of diversity in ECB decision-making bodies IPSO calls for an overhaul of the nomination process to Executive Board jobs Social dialogue at the ECB and social dimension in ECB decisions too weak Outsourcing of a large part…
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11. April 2018 0

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…
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7. June 2017 0