Language of document :

Action brought on 8 May 2013 – ZZ and Others v EIB

(Case F-41/13)

Language of the case: French

Parties

Applicants: ZZ and Others (represented by: L. Levi, lawyer)

Defendant: European Investment Bank

Subject-matter and description of the proceedings

First, claim for annulment of the decisions in the wage slips of February 2013, determining the annual adjustment of salaries for 2013 to be limited to 1.8%, of the defendant’s information notes sent to the applicants on 5 February 2013 and 15 February 2013 and annulment of subsequent wage slips. Secondly, claim that the institution be ordered to pay damages in respect of the material and non-material harm allegedly suffered.

Form of order sought

Annul the decision contained in the applicants’ wage slips for February 2013, a decision determining the annual adjustment of salaries for 2013 to be limited to 1.8% and, consequently, annul the similar decisions contained in the subsequent wage slips and, so far as necessary, annul two information notes sent to the applicants on 5 February 2013 and 15 February 2013 ;

order the defendant to pay to each applicant, as compensation for material harm (i) the balance of salary corresponding to application of the annual adjustment for 2013, that is an increase of 1.8%, for the period from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013; (ii) the balance of salary corresponding to the results of application of the annual adjustment of 1.8 % for 2013 on the amount of salaries to be paid from January 2014; (iii) default interest on the balance of salaries payable until full payment of the sums payable, the applicable default interest rates to be calculated on the basis of the rate set by the European Central Bank for its principal refinancing operations applicable over the period concerned, increased by three points and (iv) damages due to the loss of purchasing power, that entire material harm being estimated, provisionally, in respect of each applicant, at EUR 30 000;

order the defendant to pay to each applicant the sum of EUR 1 000 as compensation for non-material harm;

order the EIB to pay the costs.