Netherlands - Unionist wins case against Shel/NAM - March 31, 2017

Trade union FNV active member Bob van Luijk won an unfair dismissal case against the company Shell/NAM. Van Luijk was dismissed from Shell subsidiary NAM after 31 years of service after being accused of leaking sensitive information about the company’s pension scheme to the trade union Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging (FNV). Van Luijk is an employees’ representative on the board of the pension fund, and had shared widely available information with other executive members and the FNV. The consequence of the dismissal would have been no redundancy pay or unemployment benefit.

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