Netherlands - Unions announce industrial action at Shell in demand of higher wages - March 31, 2019

Workers at Royal Dutch Shell’s Pernis refinery will organise industrial action if Shell does not meet their demands for a pay raise. FNV and CNV trade unions are demanding a 5% wage hike per year but so far Shell is only offering a 2.5% wage hike for 2019 and a 2% wage hike for 2020. The current collective agreement has expired 1 March 2019. Both trade unions stated that the workers at refinery will determine the shape and timing of possible actions at the beginning of next week.

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