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23/10/2019

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



Today, the EPO Budget and Finance Committee meets 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 financial measures.
 
Is it a fair recognition of staff's efforts ? Is this in the interest of the EPO and its stakeholders?

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

Our demo flyer can be found here.


 

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.


 


 

21/03/2018

[SUEPO] Reminder: demo today 12.30 - Isar building

The next meeting of the Administrative Council will take place on 27 and 28 June in The Hague.

So unless you want to travel to The Hague, today may be your last chance to demonstrate against the seriously flawed reforms that Mr Battistelli has imposed and continues to impose (CA/3/18 – contracts instead of permanent employment for all new recruits) on the EPO. 

EPO staff does not deserve a further degradation of their working conditions.

Please come and demonstrate in front of the Isar building
 
TODAY, 21 March, 12.30h

 
Suepo Munich

20/03/2018

[SUEPO] Reminder: DEMO on 21.03.2018 - 12.30h - ISAR Building

CA/3/18 proposes many changes to our service regulations. The EPO administration claims that the financial as well as the social implications of these amendments will be "minimal". A clear and detailed business case however is completely missing and instead CA/3/18 is filled with the usual management buzz words, such as "efficiency strategy", "long-term sustainability", "industry 4.0" and "flexible management".
 

EPO staff does not deserve a further degradation of their working conditions.

 
Demonstration in front of the Isar building on 21 March, 12.30h
 
 
SUEPO Munich
 

09/03/2018

Bavarian Parliament to discuss motion from the "Freie Wähler" in next session held on 13 March 2018, at 12.30h

In its next session on 13 March 2018, starting at 12.30h, the EU Committee of the Bavarian Parliament will discuss a motion from the "Freie Wähler" that calls upon the German government to use its influence at national and European level to ensure the independence of the EPO Boards of Appeal.

Read more, here. (link to motion)

Your SUEPO Munich committee

link to motion (previous announcement on our website):
https://suepo.org

14/12/2017

[SUEPO] Feedback on DEMONSTRATION from Wednesday 13 December 2017

SUEPO feedback on the last demonstration in Munich from 13 December 2017.

For more information, read here.

11/12/2017

[SUEPO] Reminder DEMONSTRATION Wednesday 13 December at 12:30 Isar building

Dear colleagues,

SUEPO Munich calls for a demonstration in front of the Isar building on the first day of the meeting of the Administrative Council on Wednesday 13 December at 12:30 in front of the Isar building. The aim is to signal to the Council that their governance is needed – if they want to avoid further criticism from the Tribunal.

For more information, read here.
 
SUEPO Munich

 

                   Call for Demonstration !!!

08/12/2017

[SUEPO] Aufruf zur Demo!

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,
 

die Ereignisse dieser Woche haben sich überschlagen:

Am Mittwoch hat das Verwaltungsgericht der Internationalen Arbeitsorganisation, VGIAO, entschieden, dass das seit Jahren suspendierte Mitglied der Beschwerdekammer „sofort“ wieder einzusetzen ist. Das Hausverbot ist aufgehoben. Auch sind die seit Jahren einbehaltenen Bezüge nachzuzahlen.

Der Präsident des Amtes hingegen setzt sich über das Urteil des VGIAO hinweg. Er hat das Hausverbot gegen das suspendierte Mitglied der Beschwerdekammer bekräftigt und verweigert ihm den Zugang zu den Dienstgebäuden in Haar und an der Isar. Er lässt zwar behaupten, dass er das Urteil respektiere, handelt ihm aber zuwider, frei nach dem Prinzip: „Urteil? Welches Urteil?“ (*)

Wenn die Urteile des VGIAO nicht mehr vom Amt beachtet werden, dann hat die Belegschaft KEINEN RECHTSSCHUTZ mehr! Dem müssen wir entschieden entgegentreten! Daher ruft IGEPA zu einer Demonstration auf! Wir versammeln uns am 13.12.2017, um 12.30, vor dem Isar Gebäude um dort für unsere GRUNDRECHTE zu demonstrieren!

Die Europäische Patentorganisation, und insbesondere das Europäische Patentamt, ist ein Organ der Rechtspflege in Europa. Die europäische Öffentlichkeit, und die Weltöffentlichkeit, verlassen sich auf die Integrität dieser Organisation und dieses Amtes. Wer nun einen Richter suspendiert und faktisch aus dem Amt entfernt ohne dass die dafür notwendigen Voraussetzungen gegeben sind, der untergräbt die Integrität dieser Organisation in einer unerträglichen Weise!

Nie wieder Grundrechtsverletzungen!

IGEPA München

 


14/11/2017

[SUEPO] Thesen für das EPA - frei nach Luther

On 31 October 1517 a German monk, Martin Luther, nailed his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the All Saints' Church in Wittenberg thereby initiating what is called the Reformation. For the 500th anniversary of the Reformationsday, 31 October will be a lawful holiday in all of Germany, but not at the EPO. It is now time for SUEPO Munich to publish its own Theses.

Translations are available in English and French.

05/10/2017

[SUEPO] Demonstration Tomorrow Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 12:30 Isar building

Dear colleagues,

We invite you to a demonstration during the next Administrative Council meeting which will take place tomorrow Tuesday 10 October 2017, 12:30 at the Isar building to:

  • show your discontent with the abusive management style of the present administration

  • demonstrate against the irrational reforms and the new decision against staff to abolish national holiday, ‘purely for production gains’. 

Your SUEPO Committee Munich

For more information, read here.