Bonum Certa Men Certa

The Union or Elected Leadership of the EPO's Staff Calls the Shots Now

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Summary: The failing EPO presidency -- with Oliver Dreute as the so-called 'Chief of Staff' (they've rebranded the roles) -- has demonstrably lost control (the numbers speak for themselves) and collective bargaining sets in

THE EPO's staff union, SUEPO, sent the following letter to António Campinos some time yesterday. I discuss this letter in the video above, but the gist of it is, Campinos has a chance to demonstrate his allegedly brilliant negotiation skills. Of course it's probable he won't be willing to have a meeting (or online 'meeting'). Or if he does, nothing will come out of it, i.e. the usual. Time will tell and maybe his father Jorge will be watching from up above or from below the ground. António has utterly disgraced Jorge's legacy. He views staff as mere "human resources", not as human beings.

Here's the full letter.

30 March 2022 su22018cl – 0.3.1 – 0.3.2 Antonio Campinos PRESIDENT European Patent Office copy to: Oliver Dreute, Chief of Staff

Central Executive Committee SUEPO Invitation to negotiate on the Industrial Actions Dear Mr Campinos, On 22 March 2022, EPO staff was on strike following the centrally approved SUEPO action plan. Actions will continue in the next weeks, until our legitimate claims are addressed and satisfactory solutions are found.. During the meeting of 18 March 2022, your delegation came empty-handed and no concrete proposals on any the four topics at the root of the industrial actions are on the table yet. Therefore, we invite you to an urgent meeting on 1 April, 5 April or 6 April with the aim to explore ways out of the current social unrest with the delivery of positive outcomes to our legitimate claims. We are convinced that compromises can be envisaged to find such solutions. Sincerely yours, ⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆ Acting Chair Central Executive Committee SUEPO

It'll probably take less than a week before we know the outcome. Of course none of the media -- not even blogs -- will bother mentioning there. It's like they live in another planet.

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