Category: Press Info

IPSO ask Merkel and Maas for EPO intervention

IPSO has written to German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Minister Heiko Maas to exert their influence in the governance bodies of the European Patent Office with a view to end the unacceptable treatment of staff representatives at the EPO. IPSO cannot accept the firing of elected staff representatives. Please find here below the original…
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27. February 2017 0

IPSO support for EPO colleagues

IPSO expresses support for colleagues at the European Patent Office Office, with Heardquarter in Munich Like many international organisations, the European Patent Office (EPO) has been given full autonomy to determine the legislative framework applicable to its staff. This creates a situation of high concentration of power, leading to risks of abuses.Since the arrival of…
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11. December 2016 0

ECA report on SSM supports IPSO claim

European Court of Auditors’ special report on the SSM validates IPSO’s claim of ECB understaffing of 27 March 2015 The European Court of Auditors (ECA) issued a special report on the new EU banking supervisory system. In its press release the ECA states: “This was the ECA’s first audit of the ECB’s operational efficiency with…
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18. November 2016 0

ECON hearing on ECB governance and staffing issues

Upon IPSO´s initiative, the ECON Committee of the European Parliament organized a hearing on HR matters at the European Central Bank (ECB) which took place on 26 October 2016. See here the video of the hearing on the European Parliament’s website. The hearing was split in two separate sessions, one with ECB management, represented by…
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26. October 2016 0

Solidarity action for long-serving ECB agency staff

Breaking News, Burning issues ECB staff calls for sound staffing and equal pay at the ECB Today, 14 July 2016, upon a call of IPSO, the International and European Public Services Organisation, c. 120 staff of and persons working for the European Central Bank (ECB) gathered for a solidarity action for equal pay and sound…
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14. July 2016 0

Open Letter to NCBs on staffing situation at the ECB

IPSO releases an Open Letter to the NCBs on the staffing situation at the ECB IPSO, the sole trade union recognised at the ECB, has sent an open letter to the National Central Bank governors of the Eurosystem requesting a rectification of the staffing situation at the ECB. 1,000 permanent full time positions should be…
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27. March 2015 0