On 29th March 2019 the UK will leave the European Union. For a few hundred employees of the European Union this day could have life-changing consequences. Concerning Temporary and Contract Agents in the agencies, Article 47 of CEOS states: “Apart from cessation on death, the employment of temporary staff shall cease…where the servant no longer satisfies the conditions laid down in point (a) of Article 12(2), subject to the possibility of authorising an exception under that provision…”. Despite clear signals from the Commission and decision by the Parliament, the situation is still very unclear in many agencies. Union Syndicale deplores the attitude of appointing authorities in some agencies who refuse to adopt a common-sense approach, as recommended by the Commission, to the benefit of both the agencies and their staff. Read the Open Letter to all Directors of Agencies and Governing Boards.