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08/10/2021

[USF] Union Syndicale Fédérale - Right of strike breached at the EPO


 

Historical Judgments of the Administrative Tribunal  of the International Labour Organisation (ILOAT) on the fundamental right to strike breached by the European Patent Office (EPO).
 

On 7 July 2021, the ILOAT ruled that the EPO strike regulations put in place since 1 July 2013 created a regime placing several limitations on the exercise of the right to strike which was unlawful because it violated the fundamental right to strike. After 8 years of breach of a fundamental right at the EPO (including 3 years under the mandate of a new President), it is now time to take the consequences and to repair the damage done to the Organization and its Staff.
 

Continue reading the English edition here

Follow this link to the French editorial

For our German readers: Continue reading here

 


 

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08/10/2021

October 2021 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in October 2021 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

 

 

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31/07/2021

July 2021 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in July 2021 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

 

 

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07/07/2021

[ILOAT] Delivery of court decisions of the 132nd session - cases on strike deductions and circular 347 won!



In its 132nd session the Tribunal delivered a total of 43 judgments, of which 25 concern the EPO (many of which were in favor of the complainants).

The encouraging news from this session is that the following cases were ruled in favor of the complainants:

A more detailed overview of all judgments of the 132nd session can be found here.

A detailed analysis of the most significant cases involving the EPO will be published at a later date.

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29/06/2021

June 2021 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in June 2021 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

 

 

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21/05/2021

May 2021 press articles

 

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in May 2021 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

Click here for the English and German translation of the contribution by Jacques Michel and Willy Minnoye.


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28/04/2021

April 2021 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in April 2021 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:
 


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19/02/2021

February 2021 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in February 2021 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:
 

 
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28/01/2021

Results of the 2020 European Patent Office Staff Survey




The results of the 2020 EPO Staff Survey by Technologia are now available. They are worrying.
 
Most important findings are available in the “Executive Summary” (also available in French). Other relevant information has been gathered in a summary presentation (also available in French).
 
The raw results to all questions (compared with the results of the 2010, 2013 and 2016 editions) are also available in three languages: EnglishGerman and French.
 
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14/01/2021

January 2021 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in January 2021 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:
 

 

Other media articles that might be of interest to our readers