20/12/2019

December 2019 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in December 2019 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

 


Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.,

 

 

 
 

18/11/2019

November 2019 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in November 2019 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:
 

 

 

Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.,

 

 

31/10/2019

October 2019 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in October 2019 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

 

Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.,

 

22/10/2019

Demonstration - Wednesday 23 October, at 12.30h in front of the Isar building



On 23 and 24 October the EPO Budget and Finance Committee will meet in Munich. On the agenda are CA/83/19 and CA/84/19.

Despite the excellent performance of staff during the last years, these documents foresee an unprecedented set of punitive measures, among which:

  • A further increase of productivity of 31% for formalities staff and 23% for examining staff, the latter on top of the + 36% already achieved,

  • A reduction of the salary progression and a further reduction of the career perspectives for all but the happy few, additionally

  • The introduction of a “solidarity tax” (solidarity with whom?) of up to 9% on salaries and pensions, and

  • An up to 25% reduction of the pension accrual despite an up to 10% increase in the pension contribution by staff,

  • With the further hundreds of millions in cash surpluses thus generated annually to be stashed away in an obscure “EPO Treasury Investment Fund” (EPOTIF).

Is this a just reward for staff’s performance?


Is this in the interest of the EPO and its stakeholders?

Please join us for a demonstration in front of the Isar building if you don’t think so !

Read more here.


 


 

su19018mp (pdf) published 21/10/2019
20/08/2019

August 2019 press articles


This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in August 2019 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

 


Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.,


 

02/08/2019

July 2019 press articles


This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in July 2019 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:
 

 


Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.

 

03/07/2019

June 2019 press articles


This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in June 2019 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:


Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.

 

 

07/06/2019

[USF] Congress Emergency Resolution on EPO


Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF) Emergency Resolution

 

The Member Organisations of Union Syndicale Fédérale, gathered in Congress in Bratislava, adopted on 2 June 2019 an emergency resolution on the situation of EPO staff and the unfair treatment of SUEPO trade unionists. Adopted unanimously, this emergency resolution was forwarded to the Director and the Governing Board of the EPO as soon as the Congress closed. Read more, here.


The German translation of the USF emergency resolution can be read here.

Lien vers le site français de l'USF:
Résolution d’urgence OEB

ex19029cpd (pdf) published 07/06/2019
ex19029cpe (pdf) published 07/06/2019
05/06/2019

[FICSA] Letter to Mr. Campinos - FICSA still concerned about irregularities in the treatment of EPO staff

On 23 May 2019, the Federation of International Civil Service Associations (FICSA) wrote a letter to Campinos expressing concern about the continuing irregularities in the treatment of EPO staff.







For more coverage of FICSA's letter, read here. Translations are available in German and French.
 


 

ex19027cpd (pdf) published 03/06/2019
ex19027cpf (pdf) published 03/06/2019
03/06/2019

May 2019 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in May 2019 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

 

Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.