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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.


 


 

17/10/2019

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.,

 

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

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.
 


 

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.


 

06/05/2019

[USF] Union Syndicale Fédérale once again warns EPO director on worrying results of internal survey

EOB: USF once again warns EPO director on worrying results of internal survey

 


 


With a letter dated 26 November 2018 and a reminder dated 29 January 2019, USF drew Mr Campinos’ attention to the negative perception of the abusive – and for several of them still unresolved – disciplinary cases against staff or union representatives at the EPO and the personal suffering the situation still entails. In the meantime, a survey has been run at the EPO which seems to reveal/shows very worrying results calling for an analysis to be run jointly by the EPO President and the EPO staff representation / SUEPO.

Lien vers le site français de l'USF

L’USF met en garde le directeur de l’OEB sur les résultats inquiétants d’une enquête interne


 

06/05/2019

April 2019 press articles


This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in April 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.