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The EBRD’s Staff Council

The EBRD’s Staff Council is a body of staff representatives elected by all staff with the goal of presenting their views to the President,  Excom and the Board of Directors on matters pertaining to personnel policies, conditions of service, pay and benefits and the establishment of procedures for the consideration of complaints and grievances of individual persons.

The objectives of the Staff Council are:

  • to promote and safeguard the rights, interests and welfare of EBRD staff;
  • to represent the general interests of all or several members of EBRD staff in relation to the terms of employment and any other EBRD policies and practices affecting the terms of employment or the welfare of the staff of the Bank; and
  • to ensure that the EBRD staff have a collective voice to express their interests in the appropriate fora.

The Staff Council concerns itself with the EBRD’s policies and practices affecting EBRD staff, including, but not limited to:

  • salaries and benefits;
  • other conditions of service, including but not limited to occupational health and safety, working hours, office accommodation and official travel;
  • career development, including job grading, education and training, performance appraisal, promotion, mobility, and recruitment;
  • termination, disciplinary, and grievance and appeal procedures;
  • general welfare of staff members and their families including but not limited to legal problems, taxation, immigration and visa matters, housing, education and employment of dependants, care and support;
  • recreation, including social and cultural activities; and
  • changes in the organisational structure of the EBRD and resultant effects on EBRD staff.

The Staff Council works on its objectives by:

  • maintaining a channel of communication with management and HR;
  • providing EBRD staff with information about developments affecting their interests and ensuring as far as possible that EBRD management inform the staff about all such matters;
  • acting as the representative of  staff with management and HR on all matters of common staff interest;
  • promoting staff rights, including advising and assisting staff in relation to termination, disciplinary and grievance and appeal procedures, and appointing representatives to any joint executive, advisory or consultative bodies with management set up to deal with matters of concern to the staff;
  • studying critical areas of management-staff relations, actual or potential, with a view to recommending solutions and identifying opportunities for improvement;
  • financial support of  social and cultural activities; and
  • assessing changes in the organisational structure of the EBRD and such effects on EBRD staff.

To facilitate their working relationship the Staff Council and management have internally agreed certain working arrangements


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