Letter From European Public Services Organisation (IPSO) to Angela Merkel and Heiko Maas Regarding EPO Union-Busting Catastrophe
Summary: The latest attempt of many to reach the ears of the ever-so-deaf Heiko Maas (whose silence on the matter seems to be akin to complicity with Battistelli and the UPC), in addition to the top German official, who — to the best of our knowledge — was never before contacted regarding the European Patent Office (EPO)
WHETHER intentionally or not, we seem to have become a source of information for many EPO workers and disgruntled stakeholders (a lot of concerned companies and legal firms regularly access the site now). More or less inadvertently we have become the de facto site for circulation of material and we are fine with that. It fills a need. We are updated regularly and our goal is justice, with transparency as the means.
“It has been several days since SUEPO published the letter and nearly a month since it was sent.”“Check the Suepo-Website for a new letter to Bundeskanzlerin Merkel,” an anonymous reader told us regarding this letter in German, noting that it is “publicly available” (as we had already noticed but hoped that a translation would become available).
It has been several days since SUEPO published the letter and nearly a month since it was sent. In this letter to Merkel and must-ignore Maas concerns are expressed about the situation at the EPO. As I’m neither a skilled German speaker, nor do I trust automated translations, I’ve decided to just maintain a local copy in image form (as the original PDF is nothing more than 3 scans or photographs anyway).
SUEPO described this as a “[l]etter of support from the International and European Public Services Organisation (IPSO), The European Central Bank’s recognized trade union for ECB staff to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal Minister of Justice Heiko Maas on dismissal at the European Patent Office.”
The letter cites an old Politico article in which Battistelli compared SUEPO to “Mafia” — a move so hypocritical in light of recent articles of ours, e.g.:
- The Battistelli Mafia and Corsica
- The European Patent Office Looks More and More Like the Sicilian Mafia Every Day
Maybe a Mafioso sees everything in terms like “Mafia” or “enemies”, not just concerned staff whose concerns may have merit. █