WHO and ILO call for new measures to tackle mental health issues at work

Today the International Labour Organization and World Health Organization are calling for new measures to tackle mental health issues at work. The United Nations Field Staff Union, and UNISERV – United Nations International Civil Servants’ Federation call on the United Nations Senior leadership to take serious these guidelines and make it a priority to develop concrete action plans to prevent mental health problems that …

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World Whistle Blower day.

“On World Whistleblowers Day, we’re marking the important role of whistleblowers to society and their crucial contributions to the fight for a corruption-free world.”   We must work towards meaningful and significant reform of the UN’s internal justice system. Whistleblowers in the UN must be protected not punished or retaliated against.   Changes must happen …

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UNFSU Petition circulating regarding the investments branch of the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund.

Dear Colleagues and Friends,   This broadcast is being transmitted on behalf of the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund’s Secretariat participants’ representatives, as well as the UNISERV Federation and the UN Field Staff Union. Please feel free to re-broadcast and/or share widely with your colleagues.   Following enquiries from staff regarding a petition which is …

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UNFSU Executive wishes you all a Happy International Women’s day 2022

Dear Colleagues and friends,   The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2022 (IWD 2022) is, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all (International …

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ICSC Report and 5th Committee decisions on UN Common System matters

Dear Colleagues and Friends,   We are sharing the below important information with you as this may directly affect some of our staff in qualifying “D” duty stations that are designated as “Not Non-Family”. The two relevant reports are attached for your information.     ICSC Recommendation to the GA:   4. Payment of amount …

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Questions asked of the UN Secretary General during recently held Global Town Hall meeting.

Dear Secretary General,   Thank you for the opportunity to pose a few questions.   As Staff Unions, we have read your expressed vision for the future UN in your “our common agenda” report. Of particular interest, is the continuing reform initiatives of the UN, in the “People Strategy”.    During my last visit to …

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The end of 2021 let’s make 2022 a success story. End of Year message from UNFSU to our staff.

Dear Colleagues and Friends,   On this last day of 2021 we would like to remember those that have sadly left us this year, we pay homage to their sacrifices and express gratitude for their service, we also share our sincerest condolences and sympathies with their families, loved ones and colleagues.   The ongoing pandemic …

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From the archives – United Nations Field Service Officers go on Strike in UNTSO – 1980

Few people know or remember the very beginnings of the UN Field Staff Union or how it came to existence.   The UN Field Service Staff Union (FSSU) was created in the early 1980’s when UN Field Service Officers having grown increasingly frustrated by the lack of representation for their category of staff in UN …

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