EFFAT and its members condemn the attitude of the European Commission concerning the suspension of its catering activities from 1 January 2021.
The contract between the European Commission and two catering companies was scheduled to end on 31 December 2020. But a Call for tenders procedure was underway to extend these activities. This procedure was unilaterally stopped by the European Commission on 23 November 2020.
The 400 workers in the restaurants and cafeterias of the European Commission are now in a dramatic situation because they risk being made redundant without any compensation!
In these troubled times, however, the European Commission publicly advocates a social Europe that supports workers with an ambitious recovery plan. These fine speeches cannot be credible if in its actions, the Commission participates in the dismissal of 400 workers and the precariousness of 400 families!
The European Commission must come to its senses and find a solution to avoid the drastic social consequences of this decision on the impacted workers!
EFFAT fully supports CSC Alimentation & Services, FGTB Horval and CGSLB in their attempts to save the jobs.