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Trade unions escalate global struggle against Shell

29 September, 2017IndustriALL Global Union affiliates meeting in the Netherlands this week committed to launching a campaign against oil and gas giant Shell. 

Unions call for good and safe jobs at Unilever

28 November, 2017Unilever 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 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.

FNV Bondgenoten to take action for Mexico days

14 February, 2013Dutch affiliate FNV Bondgenoten will mark the Mexico days of action with a mobilization at the Mexican Embassy in the Hague on 19 February.

STMicroelectronics workers call for the company to invest in the future

25 May, 2016In 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.

South African Unilever workers’ solidarity for Dutch colleagues

21 March, 2013Members 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.

International premiere of “Working Class Heroes”

11 June, 2013FNV 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.

Dutch union threatens strike action at Shell over failure to agree new collective agreement

9 December, 2016Dutch union FNV has indicated that it will take strike action at the Pernis refinery in the Netherlands if Shell does not meet its demands.

Shell unable to answer worker questions at AGM

24 May, 2018Royal 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. 

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.