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Union action “NoPayCut”

Staff Union Broadcast of 3 July 2019 Dear colleagues, The patience of colleagues affected by the wage dispute in Geneva has been severely tested in recent months, but the long-awaited decision of the ILO Administrative Tribunal (ILOAT) has finally arrived. Please find below the decision which is a VICTORY for the complainants and the Staff

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SHIF communications – Letter from the Section

M. le Président du Comité de gestion de la CAPS Genève, le 26 mars 2019 Monsieur le Président, Le Bureau de la Section des anciens, très préoccupé par l’accès à l’information des retraités du BIT répartis à travers le monde, souhaite évoquer dans cette lettre la communication de la CAPS avec ses assurés, notamment les retraités.

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ILO Centenary: Save the dates! 28 May and 11 July 2019

28 May 2019: Cocktail to celebrate the ILO Centenary The Section of Former ILO Officials is organizing a programme of activities commencing at 15.00 in R3 Room II followed by a cocktail at 17.00 in Les Gobelins in celebration of the ILO Centenary on Tuesday 28 May 2019. The Director General, Guy Ryder, will address

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Reply from the Director General to the Section’s letter

Reply from the Director General to the Section’s letter Section’s letter M. Guy Ryder Directeur général Genève, le 26 février 2019 Monsieur le Directeur général, Le Bureau de la Section des anciens a pris connaissance en ce début d’année de la Directive du Bureau IGDS Numéro 533 (Version 1) datée du 10 décembre 2018. De même,

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019: Two events at ILO headquarters

The Protocol Service of the ILO has the honour to forward an invitation from the ILO Director-General to the following events, which will take place on Tuesday, 22 January 2019, at ILO headquarters in Geneva: the launch of the report of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work, at 10:30 a.m. in the

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Latest on the UN Pension Fund

65th Pension Board meeting in Rome Soon after the publication of the previous update in Message 63, the UN Joint Staff Pension Board met in Rome from 26 July to 3 August 2018 to discuss the current situation of the Pension Fund, and in particular, the Office of Internal Oversight’s report on the governance of

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Taxation (continued): Withholding tax in France from January 2019

In the previous Message (No. 63-2018) we raised the issue of changes to be made from January 2019 for residents in France who are liable to income tax. Over the summer there were concerns about the state’s technical ability to implement the proposed reform, but a final decision has now been made that it will

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Council of the Federation of Associations of Former International Civil Servants (FAFICS) (FFAO, Rome, 20-25 July 2018)

As is the case every year during the summer period, representatives of the International Civil Servants Associations, many spread around the world, and members of FAFICS, met in Rome. The Section of Former ILO Officials does not participate but is represented by AAFI-AFICS Geneva. François Kientzler, Executive Secretary and Abdoulaye Diallo, Deputy Executive Secretary, are

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Meeting with the Regional union delegates (Geneva, Friday, October 26, 2018)

On 26 October, François Kientzler, Executive Secretary, and Abdoulaye Diallo, Deputy Executive Secretary, met with regional ILO Staff Union representatives (see below) in the presence of Catherine Comte, Union President. The delegates were in Geneva to attend the Union’s GA but also for working meetings with the Staff Union Committee and with the Director-General. We

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ILO Art Circle’s 2018 exhibition

Friends of the Arts and Decoration Circle of the ILO came in large numbers – about a hundred people – to participate in the opening of the exhibition held from 17H00 to 19H00 on Tuesday, 2 October 2018 in the ILO Hall of Colonnades. The location of the exhibition is remarkable due to its large

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Activities report 2018

The Former Officials’ Section has a 10-person executive Bureau (one post is currently vacant) which, except during the summer months, generally meets every two weeks. Its office (# 5-67) is next to those of the Staff Union on the fifth floor. Although the Section keeps in touch with its members by email, post and its

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SHIF: Settlement between ILO and the ITU

UPDATE FROM THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL 18 July 2018 Dear colleagues, I am writing to inform you of the outcome of a matter relating to the withdrawal of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) from the Staff Health Insurance Fund (SHIF). Following the ITU’s unilateral decision to withdraw from the SHIF and to provide health and accident insurance

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Spring 2018 reception

On Thursday, May 17, 2018 in the late afternoon was held the spring reception of retirees of the ILO at the invitation of Guy Ryder, Director General. Many colleagues had responded, as usual, to this invitation a few days before the start of the 2018 International Labor Conference. The Director-General honored the reception with his

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A word from the Executive Secretary – June 2018

We are fast approaching the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization in 2019, and it promises to be a landmark year. Hundreds of events, both here in Geneva and globally, are planned to mark the occasion, which we hope will have wide coverage in the media. For decades, ILO retirees have made their contribution

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Latest news of the Pension Fund (June 2018)

Four representatives from the Pension Fund, including the Deputy CEO Paul Dooley and the new RSG Sudhir Rajkumar, briefed Pension Committee representatives of the participating organizations in Geneva (including staff and retiree representatives) on 4 June 2018. The message was broadly positive although there were also notes of caution concerning the active to retiree ratio

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Message from the Executive Secretary : January 2018

From the Executive Secretary of the Bureau of the Former Officials Section Dear friends, None of us these days can say that the years go by like a smooth stretch of highway. That may have been the case a few decades back, when the future of the planet seemed rosier than it does today. International

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Access to ILO building: retired former officials and their families

RETIRED FORMER OFFICIALS Retirees may access the ILO building on presentation of their Staff Health Insurance Fund (SHIF) insurance card together with a photo identity document such as a carte de legitimation, driving licence, passport etc. Retirees who wish to access the ILO building regularly but do not have an ILO badge may apply for

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Seminar of the 14th May 2018 : Comment bien vieillir – Stay younger for longer

Documents Framework and scope Programme Cité Seniors, la porte d’entrée… AgeEsteem presentation Imad presentation Mieux manger pour bien vieillir CLIC du Pays de Gex Survol des principales pathologies mentales liées à l’âge Useful links Audio recording Photos album A seminar on “How to age well – Stay younger for longer” was held on 14 May

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After-service health insurance: Update

329th session of the Ilo governing body, March 2017 To read the document, download the PDF

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