Royal Dutch Shell Group .com Rotating Header Image

Posts on ‘October 26th, 2005’

Shell’s Dutch workers threaten to strike over pensions

Forbes/AFX News Limited: Shell’s Dutch workers threaten to strike over pensions

“Workers of the Royal Dutch Shell PLC in the Netherlands have threatened to strike over planned changes in the group’s pension scheme.”: “Industry followers are worried that the strike, should it proceed, will shut Shell’s major facilities, including the 416,000-barrel-per-day Pernis refinery, the Groningen gas field, and the Moerdijk chemical plant.”

Wednesday 26 October 2005

LONDON (AFX) – Workers of the Royal Dutch Shell PLC in the Netherlands have threatened to strike over planned changes in the group’s pension scheme.

Dutch trade unions led by CNV and FNV have agreed to strike next week if Shell insists on implementing a plan to raise the retirement age of employees and force workers to contribute to their pensions.

The proposed reforms are to take effect on Jan 1 next year.

‘We gave Shell an ultimatum that by 6 pm on Oct 31, if they don’t give in to our demand (to drop the proposed changes), there’ll be a strike,’ a CNV spokeswoman told AFX News. read more

shellplc.website and its sister non-profit websites royaldutchshellplc.com, royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

Shell’s Dutch pension talks reach impasse

Investment & Pensions Europe: Shell’s Dutch pension talks reach impasse

“The main sticking point is the fact that Shell has changed the pension age from 60 to 65, while all employees will have to start paying part of the pension premiums.”

Wednesday 26 October 2005

IPE.com 26/Oct/05: NETHERLANDS – The year long negotiations between Shell Nederland and the Dutch trade unions FNV Bondgenoten and CNV Chemie have reached an impasse.

The unions have refused to accept a proposal the company has made to the Central Staff Council, where unions and employee representatives discuss issues.

According to the official statement by the unions, Shell will have until October 31 to reassess the situation and change its proposal or it will face strikes at several of its Dutch plants. read more

shellplc.website and its sister non-profit websites royaldutchshellplc.com, royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

Irish Independent: Rossport 5 must wait to learn fate

Irish Independent: Rossport 5 must wait to learn fate

“The Mayo men have already served 94 days in jail for refusing to obey a High Court order not to interfere with construction of the Corrib gas pipeline.”

Wednesday Oct 26, 2005

THE Rossport Five must wait another two weeks to see if the High Court is to punish them further over their pipeline protest.

The Mayo men have already served 94 days in jail for refusing to obey a High Court order not to interfere with construction of the Corrib gas pipeline.

Brothers Philip and Vincent McGrath, Willie Corduff, Michael O Seighin and Brendan Philbin have become heroes to many since they were jailed for contempt of court in June.

High Court President Mr Justice Joseph Finnegan told the men yesterday that he would rule in two weeks what sanction if any should be imposed on them for disobeying the court. read more

shellplc.website and its sister non-profit websites royaldutchshellplc.com, royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

Shanghai Daily news: Efforts made to reduce pollution

Shanghai Daily news: Efforts made to reduce pollution

“The city of Shanghai and Shell International Gas International Ltd will cooperate to develop clean energy and reduce air pollution by 2010 for the World Expo.”

Wednesday 26 October 2005

www.chinaview.cn 2005-10-26 09:36:34

BEIJING, Oct. 26 — The city of Shanghai and Shell International Gas International Ltd will cooperate to develop clean energy and reduce air pollution by 2010 for the World Expo.

Officials yesterday signed a cooperation agreement with Shell International Gas, forming a partnership to get rid of emission-caused air pollution.

The agreement, which does not include concrete investments from both parties, cites areas of cooperation such as joint studies on clean alternative fuels and cost-effective ways to reduce emissions, particularly for the city’s 40,000-plus cabs and 18,000 buses. read more

shellplc.website and its sister non-profit websites royaldutchshellplc.com, royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.
%d bloggers like this: