About the UFE

Representing the trade union Interests of employees in Europe

UFE is the only organisation representing the trade union interests of employees from all ranks of the tax and customs administration authorities of Europe. It brings together more than 400,000 members from 40 member unions in more than 20 countries.

What we do

Our Line of Action, our Duties and our Responsibilities

Our Important Role in Europe

We convince the European institutions of the key role played by the members of the financial administration authorities in the European integration process.

Justice

We strenghten the war against tax evasion and avoidance. We fight against money laundering and terrorist Financing. We fight for tax justice and effective custom administrations.

interests of tax and custom officers

We fight for the interests of over 400.000 custom and tax officers all over Europe. We fight for properly resourced administrations.

fair payment and good working conditions

We want to achieve a fair payment for the tax and custom officers allover Europe. We want to establish modern working conditions and use the possibilities of the digitalistion. We want to increase the compatibility of family and work.

High level of education

We promote harmonised training and exchange of personnel within our European member states.

Knowledge and Information Transfer

We function as an information exchange for our member unions.

The Charta of the ufe

Our Mission, Vision and Guidelines
— The UFE Charta

crisis in financial administrations is the crisis of social justice. Download the UFE Charta, which was enacted in the year 1997 in Bonn.

Member unions

Member Organisations, each with Representatives in the Committee

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Member Organisation

Nation

Associaçao dos Profissionais da Inspecçao Tributária e Aduaneira (APIT)
Portugal
Association des Employé(e)s de l´Etat a.s.b.l. (AFEE)
Luxembourg
Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants (AHCPS)
Ireland
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Portugal

Associaçao dos Profissionais da Inspecçao Tributária e Aduaneira (APIT)

Contact

President

Nuno Barroso

Luxembourg

Association des Employé(e)s de l´Etat a.s.b.l. (AFEE)

Contact

Präsidentin

Blanche Wilmes

Ireland

Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants (AHCPS)

Contact

General Secretary

Ciaran Rohan

Germany

Deutsche Steuer-Gewerkschaft (DSTG)

Contact

Bundesvorsitzender

Thomas Eigenthaler

Ireland

FORSA Civil Service Division

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Chairperson

Pat Murtagh

Secretary

Tom Morrin

Belgium

L’UNSP secteur Finances (UNSP)

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Chairman

Aubry Mairiaux

Luxembourg

Letzebuerger Duanes Gewerkschaft (D.G.)

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Presidentin

Lynn Luciani

Belgium

NUOD sector financien

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Switzerland

Personalverband des Bundes (PVB)

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Sektionspräsident

Ruedi Lüthi

Great Britain

Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)

Contact

Senior National Officer

Lorna Merry

Portugal

Sindicato dos Trabalhadores Impostos (STI)

Contact

President

Paulo Ralha

Spain

Sindicato Técnicos del Ministerio des Hacienda (GESTHA)

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President

Carlos Cruzado Catalán

France

Solidaires Douanes (S.D.)

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General Secretary

Philippe Bock

France

Solidaires Finances Publiques (Solidaires FiP)

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Chairman of UFE TAX Committee

Didier Jasselin

Luxembourg

Syndicat des Cadres des Contributions (SCC)

Contact

Luxembourg

Syndicat des Expéditionnaires de l’Administration des Contributions (SEAC)

Contact

Géraldine Heger

France

Syndicat National des Cadres des Douanes (SNCD-FO)

Contact

Chairman of the UFE Customs Committee

Arnaud Picard

Hungary

Trade Union of the Hungarian Customs and Financial Workers (VPDSZ)

Contact

President

Gabor Holecz

Netherlands

Vereniging van Hogere ambtenaren bij het Ministerie van Financien (VHMF)

Contact

General Secretary

Paul Soomers

our member unions

DSTG

Friedrichstraße 169, Berlin, Germany

DSTG - Deutsche Steuergewerkschaft

GESTHA

Calle Lèrida, 32-34 E-28028 Madrid

Spain

NUOD

Administratief Secretariaat Hardenvoort 15 B-2060 Antwerpen

sector financien

VPDSZ

Budapest, Fivér u. 4, 1131 Hungary

VHMF

Secretaris VHMF De Meent 9 NL-6921 SE Duiven

Vereniging van Hogere ambtenaren bij het Ministerie van Financien

UNSP

Rue des Colonies, 18-24 bte 4 B-1000 Bruxelles

L'UNSP secteur Finances

PCS

160 Falcon Road, London SW11 2LN, UK

Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)

STI

Av. Coronel Eduardo Galhardo 22 B 1199-007 Lisboa

Sindicato dos Trabalhadores Impostos (STI) www.stimpostos.pt

PVB

Spiegelstrasse 14, 3095 Spiegel, Switzerland

Personalverband des Bundes (PVB) www.pvb.ch

GESTHA

Calle Lèrida, 32-34 E-28028 Madrid

Sindicato Técnicos del Ministerio des Hacienda (GESTHA) www.gestha.es

D.G.

22 Rue de Bitbourg, 1273 Luxembourg

Letzebuerger Duanes Gewerkschaft (D.G.) www.duanes.public.lu

APIT

Apartado 19017 - EC Gare do Oriente 1990 - 991 Lisboa

Associaçao dos Profissionais da Inspecçao Tributária e Aduaneira (APIT) www.apit.pt

AHCPS

Fleming's Hall 12 Fleming's Place Dublin 4

Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants (AHCPS) www.ahcps.ie

AFEE

Boite Postale 31 L-2010 Luxembourg

Association des Employé(e)s de l´Etat a.s.b.l. (AFEE)

SEAC

28,rue du Fort Weddel L - 2982 Luxembourg

Syndicat des Expéditionnaires de l'Administration des Contributions (SEAC) www.steierbuet.lu

SCC

21 Rue Eugène Ruppert, 2453 Luxembourg

Syndicat des Cadres des Contributions (SCC) www.steierbuet.lu

FORSA

19-20 Adelaide Road, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 2, Ireland

FORSA Civil Service Division www.forsa.ie

S.D.

boite 56, 93 bis rue de Montreuil F-75011 Paris

Solidaires Douanes (S.D.) www.solidaires-duanes.org

SNCD-FO

46, rue des Petites Ecuries F-75010 Paris

Syndicat National des Cadres des Douanes (SNCD-FO) https://www.sncd.info/

SoSolidaires FiP

80-82 Rue des Montreuil F-75011 Paris

Solidaires Finances Publiques (Solidaires FiP) www.solidairesfinancespubliques.org

Presidium

The presidium board of the UFE

President

Florian Köbler

GER

Vice president

Lorna Merry

GBR

Vice president

Dermot Brown

IRE

Vice president

Thomas Eigenthaler

GER

Vice president

Paulo Ralha

PT

Vice president

Miguel Angel Mayo

ESP

Vice president

Christian Faber

LUX

Vice president

Didier Jasselin

FR

Vice president

Arnaud Picard

FR

Downloads

Documents, opinions and press releases

File name

File type

Upload date

Language

opinion: Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2011/16/EU
APPLICATION
24.02.2020
Great Britain
opinion: EC action plan “Taking the Customs Union to the next level”
APPLICATION
07.04.2020
Great Britain
UFE Flyer 2020
APPLICATION
Great Britain
PRESS RELEASE ACTION PLAN MONEY LAUNDERING TERRORIST FINANCING
APPLICATION
Great Britain
PRESS RELEASE ACTION PLAN MONEY LAUNDERING TERRORIST FINANCING (FR)
APPLICATION
France

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