Action brought on 1 August 2012 – ZZ and Others v EIB

(Case F-83/12)

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, annulment of the decisions to distribute awards to the applicants pursuant to the new performance system resulting from the decision of 14 December 2010 of the Board of Directors and the decisions of 9 November 2010 and 16 November 2011 of the Management Committee and, second, subsequent application for the defendant to be ordered to pay the difference in remuneration, and damages.

Form of order sought

Annul the decisions to distribute awards to the applicants pursuant to the new performance system resulting from the Board of Directors’ decision of 14 December 2010 and the Management Committee’s decisions of 9 November 2010 and 16 November 2011, the individual award decision being contained in the April 2012 notice, brought to the attention of the persons concerned on 22 April 2012 at the earliest;

consequently,

order the defendant to pay the difference between the remuneration resulting from the Board of Directors’ decision of 14 December 2010 and the decisions of 9 November 2010 and 16 November 2011, and that paid in application of the preceding bonus system, with interest on arrears to be added to that difference in remuneration with effect from 22 April 2012 until full payment, the rate of interest being the ECB rate, increased by three percentage points;

order the defendant to pay damages for the loss suffered by reason of the loss of purchasing power, such loss being assessed equitably, and on a provisional basis, at 1.5% of the monthly remuneration of each applicant;

order the EIB to pay the costs.