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EPO VP1 Willy Minnoye and His Bizarre Claims About Systematic Crackdown on the EPO Unions (More Than Half a Dozen People Targeted is Clearly Not a Coincidence)

Incredible claims face backlash from incredulous staff

Willy Minnoye speaks



Summary: For the English-speaking audience there is finally a video with subtitles about the EPO's abuses, as covered by Dutch television last month

"NOS Nieuwsuur (NPO 2 TV 28 January 2016 22:00)," which is a sort of BBC of the Netherlands, "stands out for the interview with Vice-President (DG 1) Willy Minnoye, who stated that the fact that only personnel guilty of misconduct is targeted, and that the fact that five (5) of the latest targets are all SUEPO officials is a pure coincidence."



“His "offense" was to conduct a recurrent survey that would have revealed Battistelli's lack of popularity with staff.”
      --Anonymous
That's just a straight-faced lie from Minnoye. There are more than 5 people and this is no coincidence; it's well coordinated, and it's helped by union-busting experts such as Control Risks. There is also no justification. It's nothing but a union-busting process by EPO management, which has truly gone off the rails.

Based on information we received, "Battistelli’s private militia evicted José S from his office. He got suspended and interrogated by the investigation unit. His "offense" was to conduct a recurrent survey that would have revealed Battistelli's lack of popularity with staff."

“[Minnoye] announced that the EPO does not agree with learned judges of the Dutch Court of Appeal that violations of fundamental rights trump the Organisation’s immunity, and that if in cessation the Dutch Supreme Court (who held a hearing on 29 January 2016) were to agree with the Court of Appeal, the EPO would not obey the Supreme Court, either.”
      --SUEPO
As we showed here last year, Battistelli has a happiness propaganda in the making. It's reality distortion, just like that event which took place 2 weeks ago [1, 2, 3]. José's work is seen as disruptive to the PR agenda, even if it's factual and scientific. The EPO doesn't care about science anymore; the management is all about deception and institutional harassment if not outright violence.

Returning to SUEPO's disclosure of the videos (posted to YouTube in three languages by SUEPO Munich), the anonymous (for his/her own protection) messenger says about Minnoye that "He also announced that the EPO does not agree with learned judges of the Dutch Court of Appeal that violations of fundamental rights trump the Organisation’s immunity, and that if in cessation the Dutch Supreme Court (who held a hearing on 29 January 2016) were to agree with the Court of Appeal, the EPO would not obey the Supreme Court, either. See the whole reportage on nos.nl by clicking here (from 32’57’’). Subtitles are now provided in English, German and French."

Here is the version with English subtitles as a locally-hosted WebM video (to reduce surveillance by Google and patent tax on widely-used multimedia formats):

34M



Even if EPO lawyers/management somehow managed to force SUEPO to take down the videos (the EPO did threaten SUEPO before, causing takedowns), we would keep our own copy here. We shall see if the EPO finally got to grips with the Streisand effect. Use of force and mental torture by the EPO does not stop at EPOnia's boundaries, but sooner or later the EPO will lose its immunity and thus the impunity. We seem to be close to that already.

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