Welcome to IPSO!
IPSO is the only recognised union at the ECB and its members account for more than 40% of staff.
Since the departure of ECB Executive Board Member Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell more than one year ago, no woman participates in any of the ECB's decision making bodies anymore. Without a female presence in the top management, any gender promotion initiative is bound to fail due to a lack of higher level support.
IPSO notes an increased focus on the staffing needs of the ECB. According to media reports the ECB plans to hire an additional 40 staff. IPSO considers this number as totally inadequate and recommends the ECB to address certain practices in its human resource policies, to ensure adequate staffing.
ECB staff plays an important role in protecting the euro, Europe’s common currency. Their views are important elements that have to be taken into consideration. In this respect, ECB staff has a unique perspective on the achievements of the ECB’s President. IPSO, the only recognised trade union at the ECB, therefore conducted a survey covering the eight years of Mr. Trichet’s Presidency.
IPSO sent an open letter to Mario Draghi outlining the lack of collective bargaining procedures at the European Central Bank
Despite recent improvements in the internal social dialogue at the European Central Bank, collective bargaining remains a missing block for the smooth functioning of the institution.
Yet another concrete result of our demonstrated solidarity has materialised: the ECB has agreed to a list of concrete proposals to improve the Social Dialogue with IPSO, the only recognised trade union at the ECB.
The ECB has agreed to a list of concrete proposals to improve the internal Social Dialogue