The second Shell Global Union Network meeting was held in The Hague on 19-20 September 2016 and brought together more than 50 leaders of 18 countries.
Should be mentioned that the first meeting of Trade Unions’ leaders representing Shell employees around the world took place in Singapore a year ago in 2015 and as a result the Global Union Network was formed in order to fight for the rights of the employees.
During the meeting, the leaders exchanged their experience on labor relations and the situation on Shell trade unions around the world and came up to a decision that all countries have common problems such as the expansion of precarious work, not appropriate collective bargaining process and lack of information and consultation. Still, the main problem of the Shell Global Union Network is that its leaders do not want to recognize and collaborate with Global Unions.
The participants discussed and approved the action plan. Firstly, the Shell Global Union Network will attempt to convince Shell company leaders to recognize the Global Union as an organized network and as a partner for further effective collaboration, generating a database on working conditions at the Shell enterprises. IndustriAll will write them a letter and publish an international press release on that topic. If nothing changes the complaint about OECD guidelines abuse will be registered.