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Royal Dutch Shell’s executive board failed to give adequate responses to questions on serious violations of workers’ rights at its annual general meeting (AGM) on Tuesday.
Unilever has come under criticism from unions for being short-sighted when announcing the target to increase profits by 20 per cent by 2020. The Unilever European Works Council says that employees will be left to foot the bill.
IndustriALL took forward the campaign for the safe recycling of ships at a series of recent meetings in The Netherlands.
57 delegates from 18 countries met in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on 31 October and 1 November for the IndustriALL shipbuilding and shipbreaking action group.
FNV executive member Bob van Luijk has won an unfair dismissal case against Shell/NAM.
A Dutch trade unionist will be in court on 19 January, demanding that his dismissal after 31 years from the oil company NAM, in which Shell and Esso own 50 per cent respectively, be overturned. He was dismissed with immediate effect in October last year after being falsely accused of having spread sensitive information relating to the company's pension scheme.
Dutch union FNV has indicated that it will take strike action at the Pernis refinery in the Netherlands if Shell does not meet its demands.
In the week leading up to STMicroelectronics’ annual general meeting (AGM) on 25 May, unions in France, Italy and Malaysia are protesting against the company’s financial strategy, as workers are being laid off despite an increasing workload.
Unions at the Rio Tinto aluminum production facility in the Netherlands participated in the global day of action by distributing the global day flyer to workers at the site.
More than half of the coal used in the Netherlands is imported from Colombia. Concerns have emerged about the situation in the Colombian coal industry, where activists and peasants are threatened and murdered, working conditions are precarious and trade union rights are violated.
FNV Bongenoten: On 4 October FNV held an event for the World Day for Decent Work where they had discussions about the social dimension of the EU. FNV celebrated the WDDW on 7 October with an event in “De Burcht” the former home of the first Dutch trade un...
FNV Mondiaal will screen the international premiere of “Working Class Heroes”, at the ILO on 13 June, a documentary uncovering the struggles of trade unionists in Indonesia and Colombia.
This year’s FNV Febe Elizabeth Velasquez Award went to Indonesian trade union hero Said Iqbal. FNV Mondiaal will also screen the premiere of “Working Class Heroes”, a documentary uncovering the struggles of trade unionists in Indonesia and Colombia.
Members of the IndustriALL-affiliated CEPPWAWU trade union in South Africa conducted a one and a half day work stoppage on 15 and 18 March, in a strong demonstration of international solidarity with Unilever workers in the Netherlands whose jobs have been outsourced.
FNV Bondgenoten began taking action on 28 February after talks broke down on ensuring workers’ benefits and rights, including pensions and work guarantees, will remain in their transfer from Unilever to Sodexo.
Dutch affiliate FNV Bondgenoten will mark the Mexico days of action with a mobilization at the Mexican Embassy in the Hague on 19 February.
IndustriALL affiliate actions to STOP Precarious Work
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