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Shell axes final salary pension schemes

By STEVE HAWKES, Business Editor: 6 January 2012

SHELL is to scrap final salary pensions from 2013 — despite making billions in profits.

The oil giant will close its scheme to new recruits in two years.

All existing staff will be kept on final salary benefits — for now.

The move means that every UK company in the FTSE 100 has now scrapped the generous retirement packages.

It came as the UNITE union revealed thousands of health workers had “unanimously rejected” government calls to cough up more money for their own saving pots.

Matthew Sinclair at the TAXPAYERS ALLIANCE said Shell’s action showed a huge divide between the public and private sector. While the Government is £990 billion in debt, Shell is expected to post annual profits of almost £17billion for 2011. read more

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Ashamed by conduct of Shell HR in Anti Discrimination case

POSTING ON SHELL BLOG ON 6 JANUARY 2012 BY “DUTCHDUDE”

I am ashamed by the conduct of Shell HR in the Anti Discrimination case.

As a company we should honour these issues.

The mentioned HR rep (Van Barlingen) in the article did much more damage to Shell’s reputation by her cold reply and non-action.

I truly hope that senior HR management will overrule this decision and decide in favour of Mr Gatti.

Shell flouts discrimination ruling by Dutch Equal Treatment Commission

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Shell Nigerian Oil Spill a National Disaster

06 Jan 2012

By John Iwori

As efforts to curtail the oil spill at Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company’s Bonga Facility continues, the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has described the incident as a national disaster.

Describing it as the worst oil spillage to hit the country since 1998, the management of Nigeria’s apex maritime regulatory body called for urgent assistance for the affected community, whose waters have been polluted.

According to the management of the agency, which is the eye of the global maritime watchdog, International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in Nigeria, millions of aquatic life forms, which the people of the affected communities depend upon for survival, have been destroyed as a result of the oil spill.
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Shell’s Retreat from Oil Site Downplayed

by  Emilia Narni J. David: BusinessWorld: Thursday, January 05, 2012

Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. remains interested in bidding for other oil and gas prospects even as it pulled out of one of its work sites, the Energy department yesterday claimed.

The government said the withdrawal of Shell from service contract 54B is to allow the firm to look at more sites in the country.

“Shell has expressed to the Energy department its continued interest in exploration opportunities in the Philippines and will bid for new areas,” said Energy Undersecretary Jose M. Layug in a text message. read more

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Shell contracts valid, Libya says

Jan. 5, 2012 at 10:07 AM

TRIPOLI, Libya, Jan. 5 (UPI) — The post-war government in Libya told the Dutch ambassador existing contracts with Royal Dutch Shell were still valid, the country’s oil minister said.

As of November, the International Energy Agency said Libyan oil production was around 500,000 barrels per day, up from the 75,000 recorded in September. Before the war began in March, Libya was producing around 1.6 million bpd.

Production in the country is returning faster than most analysts expected when NATO forces established a no-fly zone over the country last year. read more

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