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03.14.17

Battistelli Receives Another Letter From FICSA, is Urged to Meet EPO Staff Representatives Whom He Fired to Bust the Unions

Posted in Europe, Patents at 8:35 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

It has been abundantly clear to FICSA that the EPO engaged in union-busting activities

FICSA letter
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Summary: Another diplomatic letter (not too strongly-worded) from a federation that represents more than 20,000 staff in International organisations like the EPO

THE delegates will gather tomorrow to discuss protect the EPO’s scandalous management. FICSA has just sent out a letter (dated yesterday) about it “to lodge a protest against what has evidently become systematic mistreatment of staff representatives…” (see full text above)

“…the yellow union that Battistelli leverages against SUEPO uses the name of FICSA’s head (Mr. El-Tabari) for a smear based on nationality or perceived origin.”Here is SUEPO’s copy of the letter [PDF], which we turned into a screenshot because many people cannot (technically) or are too lazy to open PDFs on certain devices. The PDF is just an image anyway. SUEPO wrote this morning that this “[l]etter [was] sent by the FICSA, the biggest Federation of Civil Servants at UN level, which represents more than 20,000 Staff in the International Civil Service, to President Battistelli on 13 March 2017.”

FICSA wrote about this conflict before (more than once in fact) and the yellow union that Battistelli leverages against SUEPO uses the name of FICSA's head (Mr. El-Tabari) for a smear based on nationality or perceived origin. Talk about a low blow…

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