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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Second Chamber) of 29 September 2011 – Michael Heath v ECB

(Case F-121/10) 1

(Civil Service – ECB Staff – Pension scheme – Pension plan – Annual pension increase – Harmonised index of consumer prices – Opinion of pension plan actuary – Consultation of staff committee – Consultation of oversight committee – Right to negotiate by collective agreement)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Michael Heath (Southampton, United Kingdom) (represented by: L. Levi and M. Vandenbussche, lawyers)

Defendant: European Central Bank (represented by: P. Embley and E. Carlini, agents, and B. Wägenbaur, lawyer)


Application to annul the applicant’s pension slips for January 2010 and the following months, in so far as they apply a pension increase of 0.6% following the 2010 pension adjustment exercise, and compensation for the damage suffered by the applicant.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Dismisses the action;

Orders Mr Heath to bear his own costs and to pay the costs of the European Central Bank.


1 OJ C 30, 29.1.2011, p. 67.