Still no solution in sight for EU interpreters
After almost three months of waiting, the EU Institutions have still not presented a valid proposal to the AIIC Negotiating Delegation, which represents the interests of ACIs (Conference Interpreting Agents). The EU institutions neglected genuine social dialogue by presenting their first and final offer on May 26th. The AIIC Negotiating Delegation has asked for this offer to be withdrawn as it is in breach of the collective agreement and contrary to ECJ case-law.
27 May 2020
Loans instead of true aid? EU Institutions leave freelance interpreters behind
The interpreting services of two EU Institutions are offering “deferred contracts” - essentially a loan - to their freelance interpreters to compensate for loss of income during the pandemic one month after the last meeting with the AIIC EU Negotiating Delegation. The proposal was made yesterday afternoon by the services one month after the last meeting with the AIIC EU Negotiating Delegation. The Institutions consider this first offer to be their final one and announced the measure directly to ACIs (freelance interpreters) just after the meeting with interpreters’ representatives.