|What Merpel wanted to be doing|
- It is indisputable that working relations between the President of the EPO and a majority of workers are highly strained
- On the other hand, it has been generally agreed for many years that the EPO is in need of some considerable reform. As an extraterritorial organisation, the usual methods of control and oversight are absent. Therefore reform is particularly challenging.
- On yet another hand, the usual guarantees of worker rights are also absent because delays at the ILO-AT mean that there is no effective appeal process against unfair dismissal.
- On the final hand (luckily the IPKat has four paws), without trust and cooperation between the President and the Employees, successful reform seems highly unlikely.