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Shell’s brutal and unfair approach to reducing staff numbers

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BY “FRUSTRATEDATSHELL”

Interested to know if any current Shell employees have picked up on the unfair approach to the current reorganisation.

Management in Netherlands are seeking RFA’s and operating to a different timeline to the UK and Australia, with Australia being able to steam ahead with their reorg plans as they do not have the same constraints. So much so, that impacted employees are being asked to second guess whether they need to apply for jobs in their base countries or to stick tight and see out the brutal and unfair approach to reducing staff numbers in their current host countries.

What gets me is the fact that Shell talks about being a global organisation yet works very much to a local agenda- presumably because of the various employment laws which are stronger in the westernised world contrasting with the slacker legislation in others which make it cheaper in the long run to fire staff.

I wonder how long it took the bean counters to work that one out?

COMMENT BY “PP”

Currently, Shell employees with Netherlands as Base Country are not being repatriated. Shell Netherlands will only take back Dutch nationals. Talk about Diversity & Inclusive

COMMENT BY “Grumpelstiltskin”

REPLY TO: Frustratedatshell

And your point being?

NL staff get much more employment protection than UK staff, hence UK staff get laid off first. It would be interesting to see the figures from the 2010 cull of which nationalities suffered most.
Don’t worry, it will all be in Bangalore soon – then God help us.

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2 Comments on “Shell’s brutal and unfair approach to reducing staff numbers”

  1. #1 Peter Robins
    on May 29th, 2016 at 14:05

    In India there is no protection from their corrupt Govt. nor there is any social security. India base country staffs are cheapest among whole Shell with respect to salary and benefit thanks to low Indian Rupee exchange rate with dollar. Still only 10% of lower rank local staffs have been targeted without touching the high cost expats or JG2 and above. This shows Shell’s dishonesty and insincerity to cut cost. In face for India it is naked racism is being followed for job cut.

  2. #2 PP
    on May 16th, 2016 at 01:56

    Currently, Shell employees with Netherlands as Base Country are not being repatriated. Shell Netherlands will only take back Dutch nationals. Talk about Diversity & Inclusive

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