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Union Syndicale Federale Slams FFPE-EPO for Helping Abusive EPO Management by Signing a Malicious, Divisive Document

A so-called 'union' which helps union-busting agenda

USF on FFPE-EPO - page 1



USF on FFPE-EPO - page 2



Summary: Union Syndicale Federale (USF) comes out with a rather expressive letter denouncing FFPE-EPO for behaving more like a lapdog of Battistelli, not a representative of EPO staff

SUEPO has just published this letter [PDF], calling it "Position of the USF on the Memorandum of Understanding signed on 2 March 2016 EPO/FFPE" (we mentioned USF before, back when it wrote to Mr. Kongstad).



The letter concerns a topic which we covered here in half a dozen posts earlier this month, namely:

  1. Fallout of the FFPE EPO MoU With Battistelli's Circle
  2. Further Evidence Suggests and Shows Stronger Evidence That Team Battistelli Uses FFPE-EPO as 'Yellow Union' Against SUEPO
  3. In the EPO's Official Photo Op, “Only One of the Faces is Actually FFPE-EPO”
  4. “FFPE-EPO Was Set up About 9 Years Ago With Management Encouragement”
  5. The EPO's Media Strategy at Work: Union Feuds and Group Fracturing
  6. Caricature of the Day: Recognising FFPE EPO


"The letter is quite strongly worded given that it comes from supporters of unions."The Union Syndicale Federale," wrote SUEPO, "took position in a paper on the Memorandum of Understanding signed on 2 March 2016 between the EPO and the FFPE." We don't have it as text yet (we have made a public request), but the images at the top are everything that's in the PDF. As this one comment put it: "Returning to the original subject of this post, the Union Syndicale Federale (USF) has some harsh (french) words about FFPE signing the MoU with the EPO."

The letter is quite strongly worded given that it comes from supporters of unions. They don't deem/consider FFPE-EPO to be a legitimate union. We recently learned (privately) that quite a few FFPE-EPO members left in anger/outrage after the signing of this MoU. Not many were even consulted or involved in the decision-making.

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