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Union Syndicale Fédérale Writes Letters to the Chinchilla Man of the Administrative Council About Battistelli’s EPO Abuses, No Sign of Reply/Reaction

Posted in Europe, Patents at 9:42 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Union Syndicale Fédérale, which stands for and defends unions across Europe, has become growingly vocal against the management of the EPO

THE FOLKS from Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF) are not new/beginners when it comes to EPO scandals. As a matter of fact, we wrote about them before, both this year and last year [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]. USF does not tolerate the yellow union of Battistelli.

USF maintains its commitment to SUEPO in light of the recent events and developments. In fact, it recently just spat out a bunch of self-explanatory hashtags: #Battistelliout! #incompetence #asocial #fired #battistelligohome Français plus bas…. DISMISSAL OF UNION… http://fb.me/8lyDx7rDa

Union Syndicale Fédérale wrote letters to the EPO’s management, including several so far this month (as revealed by this slice/search). Here is one new document:

EPO statement from Union Syndicale Fédérale

“Dismissal of union officials at EPO,” a sort of open letter/statement from Union Syndicale Fédérale [PDF] states, bemoaning lack of involvement from politicians in the face of union-busting. This document was issued this week.

Also, bemoaning lack of oversight at the EPO (and lack of worry/care/concern over the staining of the EPO’s and Europe’s reputation), USF wrote this:

Letter from USF to Kongstad

In the middle of this month it wrote [PDF] that “Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF) is again deeply shocked hearing about the latest, disproportionate dismissal of a trade union official at the European Patent Office (EPO) in November 2016.”

Back in January of this year Union Syndicale Fédérale sent a letter to Kongstad [PDF], the Chinchilla man of the Administrative Council (they call him “President of the EPO Council”). Here is the letter as images again:

Letter from USF to Kongstad - older

“Union Syndicale Federale (USF) is deeply shocked to hear about the latest, disproportionate measures against trade union officials taken at the European Patent Office (EPO),” they wrote.

It is worth noting that Mr. Kongstad never responded to Transparency International (TI), as we noted way back in 2014. He’s usually too arrogant to respond to anyone but his master’s voice and the Danish media, where he only shoots the messenger without disputing the message at all.

Transparency International is itself in urgent need of transparency that exposes corruption. An article from Correctiv covered this several days ago.

“It is worth noting that Mr. Kongstad never responded to Transparency International (TI), as we noted way back in 2014.”“A juicy detail (I found this yesterday),” told us a source, comes from a handy source, the “GERMAN wikipedia page (The English page does not have this juicy detail), [notably] Section Aufbau und Finanzierung, 3rd paragraph…”

It says: “…David Schraven leitet das Recherchebüro Correctiv als inhaltlicher Geschäftsführer, der kaufmännische Bereich wird von Christian Humborg (zuvor Geschäftsführer von Transparency International Deutschland) verantwortet, als Chefredakteur fungiert…”

“So,” our reader explained, “there is also a juicy link between TI and CORRECTIV!!! I did not know this before, and I have no further information or source for this statement.”

Lots of things turn out to be connected. Oversight is so deficient in Germany and unless this issue is tackled, Germany’s image too will be stained.

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