10 July 2017
In accordance with the rights guaranteed to EPO staff, a small proportion of the EPO's workforce observed their right to strike on Friday 30 June and Monday 3 July. A low rate of participation by staff was registered.
On 30 June, just 8.1% of staff declared themselves as striking for the full day and 4.3% for a half day. On 3 July, that number fell to 7.5% on strike for the full day and 3.3% for a half day.
Services to users were unaffected as a result of measures implemented to ensure the normal functioning of the Office and the low participation rate.