Judgment No. 1420
1. THE DECISIONS REFUSING BY IMPLICATION TO PAY THE COMPLAINANTS THE 4.1 PER CENT FIVE-YEAR ADJUSTMENT IN THE PARITY OF PURCHASING POWER BETWEEN BRUSSELSAND MUNICH ARE SET ASIDE.
2. THE CASES ARE SENT BACK TO THE OBSERVATORY FOR REVIEW OF THE COMPLAINANTS' AND THE INTERVENERS' CONSEQUENT ENTITLEMENTS AS FROM 1 JULY 1992.
3. THE ESO SHALL PAY THE COMPLAINANTS A TOTAL SUM OF 25,000 FRENCH FRANCS IN COSTS.
See Judgment 1419, consideration 20.
complaint; organisation; receivability of the complaint; new plea; reply; surrejoinder
The purpose of regular salary adjustments, which are a feature "of all international pay schemes under some name or another, is to maintain or restore parity in purchasing power between staff whatever their duty station may be. By refusing to ensure parity of pay by that means the council in fact discriminated against staff stationed in Munich. For that reason alone the Council's decision on this particular adjustment must be deemed invalid."
equal treatment; duty station; salary; adjustment; purpose