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09.29.17

EPO Staff Representatives Help Prevent Seventh Suicide Under Benoît Battistelli

Posted in Europe, Patents at 8:57 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

And these are the sorts of people whom Battistelli assaults

The role of employee representatives

Summary: The utterly bad working atmosphere at the EPO has almost just led to another suicide; the person in question is now in hospital

“Another suicide has just been avoided at EPO (Rijswijk, NL) on Thursday 28 September.”

This is what we are learning today. It does not exactly surprise us given what we are hearing from insiders. We even wrote about about a related subject yesterday (not the same person). The staff responsible for occupational health certainly knows about all this trouble. The windows have already been bolted shut at that building, preventing further incidents like staff jumping out during working hours.

“Does the EPO mention it anywhere at all — internally or externally — this time around?”Will the EPO mention this incident? Of course not. When the suicides do happen (which — let’s face it — happens a lot) the EPO only mentions it internally and calls suicides "passing away".

Does the EPO mention it anywhere at all — internally or externally — this time around? Readers, please let us know.

At Twitter, the EPO has just continued the "SMEs" lie and promoted this event (at EPOPIC in Bulgaria the EPO will be promoting the UPC — in the form of sessions — even though the Unitary Patent is dead/dying).

They just don’t seem to care if the present trajectory (master plan of Battistelli) has accomplished nothing but brain drain, depression, and destroyed reputation that took almost half a century to earn.

“We have heard about similar incidents/stories; Battistelli cannot just dismiss or excuse the problem. To make matters worse, he actively wastes money producing face-saving denials of the problem (often in the form of so-called ‘studies’), thus further contributing to his complicity in a cover-up.”We don’t want to say too much about the above incident, but the staff representatives (i.e. SUEPO or the Central Staff Committee, which are overlapping) deserve credit in preventing a suicide. This “would have been [the] 7th (suicide) in the past 5 years under PD HR Bergot and Battistelli, her protector),” we have learned. “The colleague is currently hospitalised but safe.”

The person in question has been “working in a directorate where the director in charge is very much known for putting down far too high production pressure on his staff and acts deliberately as a sort of “Vollstrecker” (being sick is not an excuse for him when it comes to production targets).”

We have heard about similar incidents/stories; Battistelli cannot just dismiss or excuse the problem. To make matters worse, he actively wastes money producing face-saving denials of the problem (often in the form of so-called ‘studies’), thus further contributing to his complicity in a cover-up.

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