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Critical information on U-man. U-man International Ltd. was founded in 1984. Today U-MAN has offices in 24 countries. The main office is in Stockholm. U-man is a World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE) company and WISE is an integral part of Scientology. WISE licensed consultants like U-man get money for every new Scientology recruit they are urged to make. To maximize the number of recruits, WISE distributes a 300 page manual with the lofty and telling title of "Consultant's Guide to Bridge Dissemination". Bridge = Scientology speak for "Scientology path".
The owner and president of the main office in Stockholm is Mårten Runow. Mr. Runow also owns the daughter companies in Norway and Finland and is a dedicated scientologist. He is a Patron with Honors, a title reserved for those scientologists who donate at least $100,000 US into the "War Chest" of the International Association of Scientologists (Impact 105).
Marten Runow is also the CEO of Performia International. And both jobperformer.com and jobperformer.net have as registering organisation listed: Marten Runow - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Back to U-man. I'll be listing the critical information sorted by country beginning with U-man Sweden.
They do not mention Hubbard as founder of Scientology and the principles U-man runs on.
They do not mention Hubbard or Scientology.
It contains some juice tidbits, like in the letter from WISE to U-MAN: WISE has been given permission by the Trustee of the Estate of L. Ron Hubbard to use the religious works for application in non-religious activities in the secular sphere. . . Royalties collected by WISE from the members is received by the Estate of L. Ron Hubbard.
So the materials used by WISE licensed consultants are "religious works" per WISE. Another quote I'd like to offer is the following by U-man Norway We rent the the personality test which is called The Standard OCA (The Oxford Capacity Analysis) by L. Ron Hubbard Library through WISE (World Institute of Scientology Enterprises).>
The L. Ron Hubbard Library is actually the deceptive fictious business name of Scientology's Church of Spiritual Technology (CoST). That corporation - not a library - which owns all the copyrights to L. Ron Hubbard's works.
It is amazing that neither U-man nor WISE know where its money is actually going because above they say they pay to the "Library" for the uses of the OCA test, but in the Swedish newspaper Laenstidningen, 11 February 1999, Mårten Runow said: The royalty paid by U-man for the rights to the U-test does not go to the Church of Scientology, but to a privately owned organization called Author Services Inc. They own the rights to Hubbard's non-religious writings, film manuscripts and music.
Of course Author Services Inc (ASI) was established by L. Ron Hubbard and for a while was used as the senior management organization within Scientology. But ASI doesn't own all the rights to Hubbard's non-religious works. The Church of Spiritual Technology owns all of Hubbard's religious and non-religious writings. Why WISE would say it pays royalties to the Estate of L. Ron Hubbard is not clear because it is not true. The Estate does no longer own the rights to the material, but Church of Spiritual Technology does.
They do not mention Hubbard or Scientology on their site. The only reference to Hubbard I saw was in a book cover. On 27 July suddenly www.u-man.be and www.uman.be dropped their content and just redirect to www.teammanager.be
U-man in Belgium is run by scientologist Roger Van Loocke who is on their Honor Roll. That title is awared by the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) to people who got 20 people to become members of the IAS or donated $20,000.00 US. to the "War Chest" (Impact 105). World Institute of Scientology Enterprises' Brussels Charter Committee consists (Jan 2003) of Roger Van Loocke, Herman Vermimmen & Verle Vlaminck.
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It alleges that sales people of car manufacturer OPEL who were in contact with U-Man Belgium, were asked to join Scientology.
Enkele jaren geleden kwam autoconstructeur Opel in het nieuws toen bekend raakte dat U Man en andere bedrijven uit de sfeer van Scientology personeelstrainingen voor Opel zou verzorgd hebben. Dat was maar ten dele waar. Human Resources Manager van Opel, Bob Schelfhaut: «De vroegere directeur van U Man, Jan Bommerez, werkte daarvoor bij een ander consultancy-bedrijf. Bij zijn overstap naar U Man volgden enkele verkopers van Opel-dealers hem. Dat heeft hooguiut één tot twee jaar geduurd. Na een klacht van een Opel-dealer dat zijn verkopers benaderd werden om lid te worden van Scientology, zijn alle contacten met U Man verbroken. We hebben ook in een brief aan U Man gevraagd om ons en onze dealers van de klantenlijst te schrappen.»
U-Man doet niet meer aan werving en selectie en commercialiseert evenmin nog de U-Test
Als reactie op onze berichtgeving in HRM Focus laat U-Man weten dat het tegenwoordig niet meer aan werving en selectie doet en ook de U-Test niet meer commercialiseert. Het preciseert tevens dat het ISO 9001:2000 gecertificeerd is (en niet QFor).(19/5/2004)
Description of TV broadcast on cults
Austrian U-Man Repr. kicks son out of his home
The segment about Scientology was about a young Austrian man in his early twenties named Dejan Rupnik, who was a Scientologist, brought up by Scientologist-Parents. At some point, he got doubts about it all and openly said so in the Org [organization - MG]. He was shocked about the reaction, as things were never the same again: All of his former Scientology-Friends immediately turned away from him at the Org and even when he tried to talk to his mother in the hallway there, she was being lead away by the Org-Leader into another room and he was told: "You can't talk to her anymore".
His father Zvonimir Rupnik, a business-man and contact adress for U-Man Austria, threw his son Dejan out of the family home shortly after.
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