European Institutions : pay and pensions rise by 1.9 % net


Staff in European institutions, bodies and agencies will get a net 1.9% increase in salaries, pensions, and social allowances backdated to 1 July 2021. This is the result of a formula that has been applied since the early 1980s, when the EPSU member organisation, Union Syndicale Fédérale carried out successful industrial action, also defending the gains later through further industrial action. The salaries (and later also pensions) of staff have kept pace with the development in the purchasing power of civil servants working in the national governments of the Member States. In 2020, this "method" was only partially applied, owing to the economic impact of the pandemic. EU staff will have to wait to recover the shortfall in the increase until the EU GDP reaches the level it was at in 2019.

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