Strikes at Shell in Moerdijk and Pernis will be Cancelled for the time Being. The strike of Shell employees in Moerdijk and Pernis will be suspended for the time being.
The oil company has made them a new wage proposal.
It puts an end to a collective agreement conflict that has lasted since the end of last year.
According to the new proposal, employees will get three additional wage increases: with retroactive effect 3 percent in March 2019,
2 percent in March 2020 and 2.5 percent in March 2021.
Earlier, Shell offered no more than 2.5 percent for 2019 and 2 percent for 2020.
The unions respond carefully to the result.
FNV director Egbert Schellenberg finds the bid “far from gold-rimmed”, and will go back to the FNV members.
CNV negotiator Piet Verburg states that the result “may not be what the employees had dreamed of, but certainly not indefensible”.
According to Shell, safety was at stake because of the strikes.
The company wanted to stop the strikes through the courts, but they rejected it.