Elections in November

Become a delegate, it’s simple!

CERN’s employment conditions have had a rather hard time over the past few years. The Staff Association, with the support of the staff, has managed to avoid the worst on many occasions. The next few years will be decisive, which is why we must continue to be on the scene, active, a source of proposals, and a real negotiating partner.

The Staff Association is your only formal representative vis-à-vis the Management and the Member States, and the Staff Council your voice.

A rapidly evolving Staff Association

In November, all 60 seats in the Staff Council must be filled. All delegates are therefore outgoing. About a dozen current delegates have informed us that they will not stand for election again, which corresponds to a standard turnover. We thank these outgoing delegates for their past investment.

If you are interested in the work of the Staff Association, become involved. We need new, talented, enthusiastic people who are willing to invest their time and energy.

To participate, you will need to:

1. Become a member
To be able to vote you must first become a member of the Staff Association, if you are not already. For those who are not a member and have been in two minds until now, come and join us, there is still time.
2. Stand for election
Until now you may have been unsure whether to stand for election in the Staff Council. If you would like to serve the Staff Association’s ideal of excellence, then take the plunge and become a candidate now.


Crucial elections

There are always many challenges to take up. Only a flourishing, determined and united Staff Council which represents, in particular, all sensibilities of the staff will be able to deal with these future issues. Thus the Staff Association will be able to pursue its task of building a “laboratory of social excellence” to which everyone can adhere.

Take your future in hand.


Application and vote

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Wednesday 26th October at 12.00. The application form is available on the Staff Association web site (or can be sent to you).

The vote will be open from Monday 31st October at 12.00 to Monday 14th November at 12.00.



Become a member for a united Staff Association that has the weight of its members behind it.
Become a member to vote and elect your representatives.
Become a member to stand for election and bring your ideas and enthusiasm.


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