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IndustriALL again demands Shell address violations in supply chain

22 May, 2019IndustriALL Global Union, together with trade union affiliates from Nigeria and the Netherlands, called on Shell to address workers’ rights violations in its supply chain at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) in The Hague on 21 May.

Unilever workers fighting for decent transfer conditions

28 February, 2013FNV 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.

FNV trade union award goes to Said Iqbal

16 May, 2013This 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.

NETHERLANDS Rio Tinto actions

13 October, 2014Unions 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. 

Shipbuilders and shipbreakers pledge solidarity in Rotterdam

2 November, 201757 delegates from 18 countries met in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on 31 October and 1 November for the IndustriALL shipbuilding and shipbreaking action group.

Dutch trade unionist wins case against Shell/NAM

2 March, 2017FNV executive member Bob van Luijk has won an unfair dismissal case against Shell/NAM.

NAM must reinstate fired union representative

17 January, 2017A 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.

Shell AGM fails to address union concerns

20 May, 2020IndustriALL Global Union raised a number of questions ahead of Shell’s online AGM, held yesterday. Shell’s responses show the company remains unwilling to engage with unions at a global level.

Unilever and global unions sign agreement to restrict temporary jobs

10 May, 2019IndustriALL Global Union, the IUF and Unilever have signed a breakthrough agreement to limit the use of temporary workers and protect permanent jobs in Unilever factories.

Netherlands Actions

9 October, 2013FNV 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.