05.19.16

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It’s All Just Artificial Distractions From EPO Management, ‘Yellow’ Union Comes Under Scrutiny Again

Posted in Europe, Patents at 2:50 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The EPO knows very well what it’s doing right now…

EPO distraction
Media manipulation: Distraction types

Summary: What’s happening inside the EPO these days and what meaningless rubbish the management of the EPO would rather have the media obsessed with

THE EPO‘s decision to retaliate against former staff has met/invited a lot of resistance from the staff union, SUEPO. It’s only to be expected because the EPO not only stretches the law but most probably breaks it (not that it cares about having to refuse to obey court orders).

The EPO cannot justify its sheer abuses. It just keeps the latest PR/charm offensive going until the end of this month (to distract the media, which resorts to writing puff pieces like this new one). More publicity stunts from the EPO could be found today (shameless self-promotion from this scandalous institution). Not enough people are voting, so the EPO asks people to vote every day for well over a month. It sometimes even ‘spams’ [1, 2]. It’s rather pathetic and oftentimes painful to watch. As one might expect, there is also another kind of UPC lobbying from the EPO right now, promoting class war on behalf of large corporations (not even European corporations).

There’s a common saying, check what things are designed to distract from. Well, earlier today SUEPO issued a short statement under the headline “Letter dated 27 April 2016 from FICSA to FFPE regarding signature of Memorandum of Understanding on 2 March”. The enclosed document is this PDF and the short summary said: “On 27 April 2016, the Federation of International Civil Servants’ Association (FICSA) sent a letter to the Federation de la Fonction Pbulique Européenne (FFPE) regarding the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on 2 March 2016 between the EPO and the FFPE-EPO…”

As a recap regarding FFPE-EPO consider the following older articles:

  1. In the EPO’s Official Photo Op, “Only One of the Faces is Actually FFPE-EPO”
  2. Further Evidence Suggests and Shows Stronger Evidence That Team Battistelli Uses FFPE-EPO as ‘Yellow Union’ Against SUEPO
  3. “FFPE-EPO Was Set up About 9 Years Ago With Management Encouragement”
  4. Fallout of the FFPE EPO MoU With Battistelli’s Circle
  5. The EPO’s Media Strategy at Work: Union Feuds and Group Fracturing
  6. Caricature of the Day: Recognising FFPE EPO
  7. Union Syndicale Federale Slams FFPE-EPO for Helping Abusive EPO Management by Signing a Malicious, Divisive Document
  8. FFPE-EPO Says MoU With Battistelli Will “Defend Employment Conditions” (Updated)
  9. Their Masters’ Voice (Who Block Techrights): FFPE-EPO Openly Discourages Members From Reading Techrights
  10. Letter Says EPO MoU “Raises Questions About FFPE’s Credibility as a Federation of Genuine Staff Unions”
  11. On Day of Strike FFPE-EPO Reaffirms Status as Yellow (Fake/Management-Leaning) Union, Receives ‘Gifts’
  12. Needed Urgently: Information About the Secret Meeting of Board 28 and Battistelli’s Yellow Union, FFPE-EPO
  13. In Battistelli’s Mini Union (Minion) It Takes Less Than 10 Votes to ‘Win’ an Election

FICSA is not a newcomer to this. It already complained about the EPO’s management [1, 2] and now it has this to say to Battistelli’s allegedly ‘yellow’ union:

FICSA letter page 1

FICSA letter page 2

If someone can extract the text from the PDF and send it to us (or post it below in the comments), that might help.

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