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2022 Starts With Censorship of Christmas and Other Greetings at the EPO

SUEPO et al censored
Benoît Battistelli 'deleted' holidays and António Campinos is 'finishing the job'



Summary: The nihilists who run the EPO want a monopoly on holiday greetings; to make matters worse, they're censoring staff representatives in their intranet whilst inconsistently applying said policies

THE FOLLOWING message was circulated earlier this week by the Local Staff Committee Munich (LSCMN) and sent around by members of SUEPO. So naturally, as usual, a copy landed on our lap, alleging "Censorship of Christmas wishes".



"So people out there can see what sort of chronic sociopaths and liars we're dealing with here."At the "[e]nd of 2021," the message said, "the Local Staff Committee Munich (LSCMN) requested the sending of a mass-email on Office email addresses to share its Christmas greetings to staff. The Office rejected the request and answered: "the Office does not send mass e-mails with Christmas greetings to staff but posts a Christmas message on its website. You are kindly invited to adopt the same approach on your intranet page.” Shortly afterwards, Ms Romano-Götsch and Mr Menidjel sent their own greetings by mass-email to staff. Once again, the Office applies double standards. We hope that in 2022 the Office will put an end to unnecessary and arbitrary censorship of the staff representation and become a modern and open organisation worthy of the 21st Century."

So people out there can see what sort of chronic sociopaths and liars we're dealing with here. As a reminder, Romano-Götsch elevated her career by propping up a dictator; staff still loathes her for it. How's this one for a shameless and deliberate lie?

EPO quality lies



Here's the full publication from Munich Staff Representatives:

Personalausschuss München Staff Committee Munich Le Comité du Personnel de Munich

Munich, 12.01.2022 sc22001mp

Censorship of Christmas wishes



Unhappy ending to 2021 – Happy New Year to everybody in 2022!

Dear colleagues,

For staff the final months of 2021 were full of disappointment:

- A Salary Adjustment of 0% (which corresponds to a real-terms cut in salaries of up to 5% because of inflation);

- Plans to abolish Flexitime (a system which requires minimal administrative effort, does not cost a dime to the Office, and is well appreciated and frequently used by staff);

- No progress on Fixed-Term Contracts (an unfair system for a vulnerable younger generation: Just imagine being on a contract when the next Coronavirus crisis comes).

During the very last days of 2021 we were disappointed yet again.

This is what happened: In these times of greatly-reduced personal contact the Local Staff Committee Munich thought it would be nice to email Christmas wishes to all our colleagues in Munich and to inform them about our plans to organise a General Assembly.

The reply by the Office was not what we expected:

“Please be informed that the Office does not send mass e-mails with Christmas greetings to staff but posts a Christmas message on its website. You are kindly invited to adopt the same approach on your intranet page.” (Email from the Administration, 16.12.2021)


Censorship yet again! Furthermore, we are not sure how to reconcile the statement “the Office does not send mass e-mails with Christmas greetings“ with the fact that shortly afterwards both Roberta Romano-Götsch and Razik Menidjel sent Christmas wishes en masse:

Mass E-mails at EPO



Unfortunately, the absurdness does not stop here: A similar request by the Berlin Local Staff Committee to email Christmas wishes to their colleagues was actually approved by the Administration.

We have, of course, asked the Office for the reasons for all these inconsistencies. So far we have not received any answer.

One of our wishes for 2022: That the Office will put an end to unnecessary and arbitrary censorship and become a modern and open organisation worthy of the 21st Century.

Happy New Year to Everybody!

Your Staff Committee Munich


What a way to start the year, eh? We'll soon publish The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion parts XXXXI and XXXXII.

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