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EPO staff ask ministers to tackle long-standing grievances


European Patent Office’s trade union launches petition for review of human resources, administration and governance

The European Patent Office’s trade union, Suepo, has launched a petition calling for a ministerial review of EPO human resources, administration and governance, after many years of complaining about staff workloads and other employment conditions.

“It appears that the EPO is being more and more transformed into a profit center, which is—in our view—inappropriate,” the union petition reads. 

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