Union Statement on externalised work

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While we understand the potential benefits of outsourcing, we cannot support the total externalisation of specific services especially those that create a loss of in-house knowledge and expertise. Additionally, the Union warns against partial externalisation of similar functions within the same service and workplace as this creates unequal work and pay conditions for employees doing the same job.

To that end, the Union stresses the importance of the EUI taking a lead in adopting the EU directive 2022/2041 for minimum wage – as a criteria in all tenders. Employees of external companies should not only be fairly treated in terms of salary but also in terms of working conditions in general: this is a matter of just and fair treatment but also important for the EUI reputation.

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