Action brought on 17 July 2012 – ZZ and Others v EIB

(Case F-73/12)

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 contained in salary slips to apply the general decision of the European Investment Bank setting a salary progression capped at 2.8% for all staff and the decision establishing a merit grid entailing the loss of 1% of salary and, second, an order that the defendant pay the difference in remuneration together with interest on arrears and damages.

Form of order sought

Annul the decisions to apply to the applicants the decision of the EIB’s Board of Directors of 13 December 2011 setting a salary progression capped at 2.8% and the decision of the EIB’s Management Committee of 14 February 2012 establishing a merit grid entailing the loss of 1% of salary, decisions that are contained in the salary slips of April 2012, and annul to the same extent all the decisions contained in subsequent salary slips;

order the defendant to pay the difference between the remuneration resulting from the aforementioned decisions of the EIB’s Board of Directors of 13 December 2011 and of the EIB’s Management Committee of 14 February 2012 and that paid in application of the preceding salary scheme, with interest on arrears to be added to that difference in remuneration with effect from 12 April 2012 and then on the 12th day of every month 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.