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Church of EPO: How Team Battistelli Engineered the Dismissal of People Not Sufficiently Loyal to Them - Part III

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Summary: A look at personal attacks, character assassination and discreditisation of people whose words challenge tactics of oppression, domination, and mass deception

In part one and part two of this series (there is more to come) we looked at methods by which Mr. Battistelli essentially engineered his EPO autocracy, having eliminated oversight several years ago and recently launched union-busting operations. It didn't emanate/come out from vacuum and it wasn't the fault of the EPC. There were just some loopholes/flaws in it and Battistelli was quick to exploit them over the years, in spite of warning from the unions (they spoke and published interviews with those affected). Nowadays, unlike decades ago, the EPO is known to many as an autocracy and a source of great shame to Europe (the EPO used to be a source of pride and pillar of innovation). Board 28, which is meeting secretly/privately today, recognises this and a staff survey shows that it's taking its toll on workers, leading to brain drain [1, 2, 3, 4] and massive strikes (thousands of workers legally absent and lawfully making statements against the Office's lawlessness).

Earlier this year we showed how Battistelli brought things down to an all-time low by comparing truth-tellers to Nazis and criminals. We made a local copy of the video/audio to serve as proof that cannot be squashed with copyright claims.

Incidentally, a few days ago someone sent us the following text regarding Battistelli's potentially libelous claims about people whom he is crushing (because they say the truth about him and his goons):

Lies, damn Lies!

On 1 March Mr Battistelli appeared in front of the French National Assembly to answer questions concerning the social unrest in the EPO. Mr Battistelli presented the audience with half-truths and several complete and utter lies. The full hearing was broadcasted and a full transcript was provided so that this time Mr Battistelli cannot claim that he was misquoted or misunderstood. The kind of misinformation we have witnessed in this hearing is nothing new for the staff representation. This has become the trademark of Mr Battistelli and of his team. Bending long established rules of law, inventing new ones that suit them or ignoring all the rules altogether while asking everyone else to follow the rules has become the normal way of functioning of this administration.

This Organisation should not be led someone who cannot distinguish between truth and untruth, someone who sees conspiracies everywhere (even by the Board 28, someone who has shown that he is not here to serve the European public pub only himself.

Mr Battistelli is so out of touch with reality, that is not fit to lead a team of boy scouts, let alone an international organisation.


Well, Board 28 (B28) is meeting today, so it might also appreciate this bit of humour:

Another conspiracy.

The claims of the Board 28 in their request to Mr Battistelli are very similar to the claims raised by staff in their spontaneous petition for strike. This seemed surprising. We investigated the matter and came to the same conclusion as Mr. Battistelli: there must be a plot. The spontaneous petition from the staff is not so spontaneous after all. The petition was in fact started by the Board 28. The reason is obvious. After being ignored for years, even the B28 now wants a strike.



If B28 wishes to prevent further strikes, then maybe it's a good idea to start with an analysis and explanation (to Battistelli at least, despite his lack of comprehension of reality) of why Battistelli is still in power and why he has managed to surround himself only with people blindly loyal to him. As long as this nepotist reign persists, it is guaranteed that the Office will continue to lose some of its best patent examiners. It is already losing some of the bravest ones -- those whose adherence to truth has cost them their jobs. B28 ought to work hard to restore their jobs and re-integrate them into the workforce.

We invite readers to send us any information they may have (or will have) about the dialogue at today's B28 meeting.

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