Eric Lee of LabourStart writes:
According to its website, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) “is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation” and is “a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 188 member states.”
WIPO is also increasingly becoming known for its union-busting activities.
Two years ago, I wrote to ask for your support when WIPO’s Director General Francis Gurry sacked the Staff Council President, Moncef Kateb, as he was about to reveal damaging information about fraud, wrongdoing, mismanagement and theft of staff DNA.
We sent over 6,000 messages, but Francis Gurry wasn’t listening.
And now he’s ramped up WIPO’s union-busting activity. He’s trying to close down the Staff Council entirely and replace it with a new compliant, management-friendly model.
Gurry is currently preparing illegal elections in order to dislodge the current duly elected Staff Council which is too critical for his liking.
This will leave WIPO staff deprived of the last independent voice that is prepared to expose bad practices and abuse of power in the organization.
Please help support the WIPO Staff Association and the Federation of International Civil Servants’ Associations (FICSA) by signing up to this campaign:
And please share this message with your friends, family and fellow union members. Thank you!
5 July 2016