02.19.21

The EPO’s “Mafia” is Back to Blackmailing Staff Representatives

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:25 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The EPO’s latest meltdown is caused by oversensitive high-level management which simply cannot cope with the facts (because the facts are really damning and can eventually lead to criminal proceedings/prosecution, however belatedly)

THE latest crisis at the EPO helps reaffirm staff’s longstanding view/perception that Bergot controls António Campinos and thus, at least indirectly, she and her husband are fronting for Benoît Battistelli in absentia.

“No wonder many EPO insiders, people with high-level credentials and an ample body of knowledge/education, refer to their managers as “Mafia” (or worse).”In the video above I discuss the very ‘naughty’ one-page publication from the EPO’s staff union, SUEPO, which seems to be perfectly factual and backed by authoritative references, including the EPO’s own words.

Is this an early sunset for the Campinos presidency? He certainly failed to accomplish what he was installed to achieve and based on the latest staff survey he managed to become even less popular than Battistelli — a lot faster! Almost nobody at the Office trusts him anymore. Almost no-one (the survey says that only one workers in 33 workers would still trust him). As someone put it in recent comments about that survey: “It is certainly worth looking at the full results of the study. There are just so many red flags indicating increased psychological stress amongst EPO staff. The EPO management can say what they like about working conditions, but it is how the staff experience those conditions that really matters. On literally every measure, the long term trend is negative, sometimes profoundly so. Yet the AC fiddles whilst Rome burns.”

BlackmailThe Administrative Council (of the Organisation) said it had chosen Campinos to improve the atmosphere at the Office. In the eyes of insiders, however, it wasn’t the Administrative Council that chose Campinos. It was Battistelli’s choice. He rigged the process. Moreover, the goal wasn’t to improve the atmosphere at the Office but to cover up and persist with Battistelli’s plunder, along with other corrupt practices. No wonder many EPO insiders, people with high-level credentials and an ample body of knowledge/education, refer to their managers as “Mafia” (or worse). Same tactics.

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