01.22.16

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Two More EPO Protests on Their Way, Thousands of Employees Projected to Attend Overall

Posted in Europe, Patents at 12:41 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Based on figures just publicly shared on the Web, once again almost half of all EPO staff is brave enough to exit the employer’s building to protest against this abusive employer

EARLIER today WIPR unleashed some details about the latest SUEPO-led protest against abusive EPO managers. The gist is, as the URL slug tacitly indicates, the most optimistic figures estimate 1,300 people in attendance in Munich alone. But that’s not all. There are more protests on their way, involving other sites where the EPO operates. As WIPR put it, the “demo was held with around 1,100 to 1,300 participants, SUEPO said. That demo also included a delegation from the EPO’s Vienna office.

“The demo began at the EPO’s Isar building in Munich and finished at the Bayerische Staatskanzlei, the office of the Bavarian minister-president Horst Seehofer. A petition was then handed over calling on the Bavarian government to step in.”

“Funnily enough, the EPO’s disconnected-from-reality PR department carries on yanking out the lies of the management (even this morning).”A lot of the rest in this article repeats what we already provided plenty of coverage of (mentioned here several times before with additional depth). Here is the new part (not yet covered in SUEPO’s public site): “On Thursday, January 28, staff in The Hague office of the EPO plan to march from the French embassy to the German embassy, and another demo will take place in Munich on February 17.”

The nature of the protest is similar to what we covered here before and so are the causes or motivations. Our Wiki breaks these down into categories; it’s summarised here. Funnily enough, the EPO’s disconnected-from-reality PR department carries on yanking out the lies of the management (even this morning). “Found on LinkedIn,” one person wrote in comments, is the following image from the EPO. Is the EPO trying to make people vomit? Is this some kind of sadistic mental game against existing EPO staff? They’re clearly misleading potential applicants.

EPO LinkedIn

The accompanying text allegedly says: “Respect For The Individual is one of five core Public Service Values that guide our actions and underlie the EPO’s mission. The Office recognises the individual value of each and every employee.”

Enjoy the weekend and pretend the above is just a joke (it’s not). We have a lot of articles coming (growing backlog due to a family visit).

“Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

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