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How important is the European Public Service

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USF President Bernd Loescher explains in the German newspaper Neues Deutschland how important the European Public Service is for European integration, why it is under attack by nationalist propaganda, and how it has been weakened along the last years. This article is in Deutsch only ...  

EPO’s acts were not only flawed but seriously flawed

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AT ITS 126th SESSION THE ILOAT SETS ASIDE THE DISCIPLINARY MEASURES WHICH EPO PRESIDENT BATTISTELLI INFLICTED ON THREE UNION REPRESENTATIVES Union Syndicale Fédérale is relieved and delighted about the results of the 126th Session of the ILOAT. A number of EPO colleagues, arbitrarily downgraded or even dismissed won their cases again. Instead of damages, ILOAT ordered reinstatement in the dismissal cases, an indication that the EPO’s acts were not only flawed but seriously flawed. As the outgoing President of the EPO, Mr. Battistelli, praises his brilliant contribution to the EPO’s alleged success over the last eight years, the 126th ILOAT [...]

European Patents Office: 3 BIG Wins at the ILO-AT

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The ATILO has handed down a number of Judgments on 26 June, in the course of its 126th session. This is a session on which the EPO Administration will not look with undiluted pleasure. To put it bluntly, it is disastrous for the President Benoît Battistelli and PD43 Elodie Bergot. 4042 – Weaver v. EPO The Tribunal notes that the Complainant was accused of the breach of principle of confidentiality for forwarding letter to SUEPO. The Staff Reg did not prevent disclosure made by the Complaint. The mere fact that the sender of the letter states a letter is [...]

AGENCIES: A Serious Flaw in the Governance Structure and Control of the Management

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DONWLOAD THE USF FLYER On 6 June 2018, Jose Carreira, the executive director of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has been released from his duties with immediate effect by the Management Board of the agency amid allegations of misconduct in procurement procedures, irregularities in human resources management, possible breaches of data protection, bullying and psychological violence. This happens after a long screening by diverse bodies on the management of EASO, including the USF, after the dismissal of a senior Commission Official (who was employed by EASO as Temporary Agent) who had voiced concern over possible widespread irregularities in procurement. [...]

Battistelli’s record

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"EPO President Battistelli - a man who simultaneously acted “as accuser, prosecutor and judge", says the EPO-FLIER Team. The EPO-FLIER Team is a “group of concerned staff who wish to remain anonymous due to the prevailing harsh social climate and absence of the rule of law” at the European Patent Office (EPO)."   The EPO’s current president, Mr Battistelli will long be remembered for riding roughshod over staff’s rights and for his acts of revenge against anyone who tried to stop him. Simultaneously acting as accuser, prosecutor and judge, he could count on the zealous assistance of PD-HR. His brutal [...]

Work-life balance – Video ETUC

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  Dear all, Please see the video that we have realised in the context of ETUC (Confederation to which the USF is the only union in the European civil service to be affiliated) lobby action to support the adoption of the work-life balance Directive. Trade union leaders from EU and national countries speak out to support a swift adoption of this piece of legislation. Happy to hear your feedback and we count on you for sharing it among your contacts! Best regards, Cinzia Sechi