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EPO Management Seems to be Resorting to Illegal Union-Busting Tactics, Suppression/Deterrence by List-Making

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Strike registration for Tuesday 22 March 2022



Summary: The EPO 'Mafia' (this what staff calls the management) seems to be doing what every rogue employer tends to do when staff organises and takes action; the staff union says that the Mafia "has meanwhile published that staff ‘must’ register in the EPO Strike tool. Since the Tribunal quashed the EPO illegal strike regulations (former Circular 347), there is no legal basis for imposing such a tool solely controlled by the Office."

THE SUEPO Committee (across EPO sites, not specific to any particular city) has reaffirmed what we had long suspected would happen. The EPO has a tradition of union-busting and attacks on striking staff, so why not try that again, in defiance of international courts too?



"The EPO is run by people who neither know nor respect basic human rights.""SUEPO has called for 1 full day of strike which will take place tomorrow," said the union. "The Central Staff Committee fully supports the claims mentioned in the action plan."

The Central Staff Committee (CSC) isn't the union. If the CSC too supports the action, that speaks volumes!

"The Office has meanwhile published that staff 'must' register in the EPO Strike tool," SUEPO said. "Since the Tribunal quashed the EPO illegal strike regulations (former Circular 347), there is no legal basis for imposing such a tool solely controlled by the Office. A mere email to your line manager is sufficient to inform him/her that you are on strike."

EPO on strike against human rightsThis isn't the first such act of intimidation. The EPO is run by people who neither know nor respect basic human rights.

SUEPO clarified: "Should anyone wish to register in the EPO strike tool then this should be clearly understood as a courtesy towards your line manager. Please note that colleagues are reporting error messages and problems with the strike registration tool. This information was forwarded to the administration with the request to correct the problems and inform the colleagues."

Versus strikes
The EPO's tyrants have long attacked the media (bribes and/or blackmail) and intimidated people who exercise the right to join a strike



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