Bonum Certa Men Certa

SUEPO, the Staff Union of the European Patent Office (EPO): António Campinos Gives a “Strong Impression” That “Mr Battistelli is Still Running the Office Through the Trustees He Placed in the House.”

Recent: European Commission's Thierry Breton Covers Up EPO Corruption For His Friend Benoît Battistelli

Papa Don't Preach; Just carry on with breach of the law

Summary: Staff of the EPO is smart enough to understand how politicians work, in effect putting in place cover-up mechanisms which stifle self-assessment, introspection, investigation or shift in objectives

In spring of last year the staff union of the EPO, SUEPO, wrote to members and colleagues about António Campinos. To quote: "Already before his arrival at the EPO, he [Campinos] must have informed himself and read public blogs and papers written by relevant stakeholders. In any event, after 9 months spent in the Office and after having met personally a thousand staff members, who often complained to him about HR, Mr Campinos is fully aware of the responsibility of HR (top) managers for the present disarray."

"How can workers not join the strike?"Team Battistelli remained in charge of HR despite lack of qualifications and relevant skills (we saw some embarrassing private letters that we cannot publish as that would certainly expose a source; even people nearby struggle to keep their mouths shut about what they saw). Having circulated this letter [PDF], SUEPO said: "Whilst the IM department (now “BIT") is undergoing a profound reorganisation with change of (top) managers, we are witnessing no change at all in HR. A disturbing question inevitably comes to mind: WHY?"

Breton-Battistelli relationshipThe main culprit is named also; including at the end: "We doubt that his [Campinos] sympathy for Ms Bergot’s policies or methods is sufficient to explain Mr Campinos’ unfaltering support of PD43, considering the consequences this open support has on his image and the strong impression it gives – namely that Mr Battistelli is still running the Office through the trustees he placed in the house. Like our readers, we can only make assumptions about Mr Campinos' true reasons for changing nothing in HR. In any event the continued presidential support to HR top management does not bode well for social dialogue and the EPO’s future."

With 3 days until strike in all EPO sites we can see the consequences; not only has Campinos failed to investigate Battistelli's grift (EPOTIF for instance), he actively participates in this whole gambling scam by stealing money from workers and pensioners. How can workers not join the strike? As SUEPO puts it, "Enough Is Enough!" Trop c'est trop!

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