Shocking events around social policy and rule of law issues at the EPO

/Shocking events around social policy and rule of law issues at the EPO

Shocking events around social policy and rule of law issues at the EPO

[extract from the USF letter to all 38 EPO Delegations, the EU Commission, EPO President-elec MR Campinos]

USF is the largest Federation of unions in the European international public service and has been following with great concern the situation at the European Patent Office (EPO) which deserves to be labelled as extreme. A number of shocking events around social policy and rule of law issues at the EPO were reported upon in various media over the last few years. These reports also reveal fundamental flaws in the institutional setup of the EPO taken in combination with its assigned jurisdiction, the ILOAT.

Letter from USF President to ALL 38 EPO Delegations