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01.26.16

EPO Protest in The Hague This Week Targets Next Wave of Silent (by Gag Orders) Union Busting

Posted in Europe, Patents at 1:03 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Battistelli’s latest dangerous cocktail, after vainly disregarding court orders from The Hague

Cocktails

Summary: Latest news about the EPO’s witch-hunt against various people whose punishment seems strategic, intended to harm coordination and scare everyone, probably for complete elimination of dissent and criticism

EVERY now and then we hear from all sorts of people about all sorts of other people who work for the EPO. Given the (mis)use of gags (or orders thereof), which are sparingly being invoked to limit the flow of information, we sometimes need to verify or double-check before reporting anything. Transparency is currently the biggest enemy of the thugs who manage the EPO. We hope that readers do recognise this by now. What Battistelli and his PR team later say — after heavy sanctions and/or dismissals — is a dangerous mix (or cocktail) of lies and character assassinations, to twist Battistelli's own words a little.

According to information we recently received, a lot is already happening, “but there is still yet more to come.”

“I just got the short feedback about the latest assembly at The Hague,” one reader told us. “That’s all I have,” the reader said, “there is no context about authorship of provenance.”

The feedback said:

Very good participation: Auditorium packed! Never as full as this one. 800 at least.

But very sad atmosphere. Saddest ever. Some call for production reduction (applause). Reminder about the next week demo.

Financial support also and urgently for LP who may not receive his salary in January.

Related to the assembly which was covered here before, there will soon be a protest.

“LP probably stands for Laurent Prunier,” a reader told us over a week ago. “I didn’t know he was formally suspended.”

We first wrote about it (the suspension of Prunier) about a week ago, after learning about it from several separate sources. There are more suspended people who are not publicly known. The EPO uses gag orders in an effort to keep all this union-busting chaos silent, secret.

“After Munich,” said a new announcement today, “it is now the turn of The Hague’s staff representation to be “disposed of” by Battistelli’s regime.”

Here is the content of the whole thing:

Witch hunting intensifies in The Hague

Dear colleagues,

After Munich, it is now the turn of The Hague’s staff representation to be “disposed of” by Battistelli’s regime.

Jesús Areso has been put under tremendous pressure by the administration — again last week — concerning issues about which he is forbidden to talk. He felt unwell on Friday, and yesterday he collapsed in the canteen. He was brought by ambulance to a hospital in Delft. This is his third collapse in a relatively short period of time.

Laurent Prunier is on sick leave, duly certified by his treating medical specialist. The Office refuses to accept the fact and has declared him as being on unauthorised absence as of 04 January 2016 = no remuneration from 04 January 2016 on. This is on top of being at the receiving end of “actions” about which he, too, is forbidden to talk.

Who will be next ?

SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY
ATTEND THE DEMONSTRATION
ON THURSDAY 28 JANUARY LUNCH TIME

There may be reprieve on the way, based on various actions we are aware of that happen behind the scenes and we have not yet reported on (for strategic and diplomatic reasons). Public display of outrage does get noticed (see this article from earlier today) and contacting one's delegates can contribute towards a solution.

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