02.10.20

EPO Staff Representatives to Challenge Ridiculous and Unnecessary Austerity Measures

Posted in Europe, Patents at 12:18 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Running out of money or stealing that money?

CSC Munich meeting

Summary: The EPO’s President of Nepotism “is currently finalizing his “package” of financial measures in order to reduce an alleged coverage gap of 5.8 B€ following a heavily biased and flawed Financial Study,” according to EPO staff representatives who have already demonstrated it’s a fake crisis that distracts from the real crisis and profound corruption

THE call for a strike last year resulted in 5 out of 6 workers of the European Patent Office (EPO) voting in favour. This clearly showed that António Campinos had solved virtually none of the issues caused by Benoît Battistelli.

Here we are three months later and SUEPO has just published a Staff Commitee document (Publication on behalf of LSCMN) which is introduced as follows:

Mr Campinos is currently finalizing his “package” of financial measures in order to reduce an alleged coverage gap of 5.8 B€ following a heavily biased and flawed Financial Study (see the CSC paper, Decision to forget €6bn in Financial Study).

The last meeting of the Working Group (WG) Finance took place on Friday 7 February and it is now time to report on the latest developments and the intentions of Mr Campinos concerning a new Salary Adjustment Procedure.

That is why the Local Staff Committee Munich invites all staff to a General Assembly on Tuesday 11 February, at 15.30h in the Canteen of Pschorrhöfe 1-4.

Agenda:

- Report of the WG Finance: Salary Adjustment Procedure

- Resolution of Staff of the EPO in Munich

- Any other business

We expect the General Assembly to be concluded at 16:00h. We will remain available for questions and discussions afterwards.

The flyer invitation can be found here.

The above text says more than just the flyer. But it’s on “behalf of LSCMN”, so it can be interpreted not as SUEPO’s own words. The only financial issue at the EPO is that corrupt Battistelli gambles the money away and it causes losses (somebody else’s gain). SUEPO ought to get someone/s like Euro/Interpol involved.

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