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European Patent Office staff ‘planning to strike again’

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Union says strike planned for 15 December, as disputes with management persist

Members of the Staff Union of the European Patent Office are to strike on 15 December, according to a letter published by the union setting out the latest developments in long-running complaints around representation, work pressures, salaries and other grievances.

“Many of the issues inherited from the previous administration [of the EPO] have not yet been solved, or only partially solved,” said the letter published on Suepo’s website on 10 December, attributed to Suepo member Roberto Righetti.

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