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«We believe this agreement respects the needs of our employees, confirms our strong commitment to safety and ensures the economic health of Shell`s facilities,» company spokesman Ray Fisher said in a statement. The agreement is combined with local agreements in each plant to make the contract for individual sites. The ratification votes of the union members are held on site. The agreement between the union and Shell came about nine hours before the current contract expired at 12:01 p.m.m. HOUSTON (Reuters) – The United Steelworkers (USW) and Shell Oil Co tentatively agreed on Thursday that sources familiar with the deal would increase the salaries of 30,000 U.S. refinery, chemical plant and pipeline employees by 11 percent within three years. Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging (FNV), a subsidiary of IndustriALL Global Union in the Netherlands, is preparing strike action against energy giant Shell after a year of negotiations that failed to conclude a new collective agreement. The proposed CBA comprises 1,800 workers at the Pernis and Moerdijk petrochemical plants and will cover the period from March 2016 to March 2018. Shell made a final offer that was rejected by the union. The offer includes a 1 per cent pay increase for the first year of the agreement, which rises to 1.25 per cent in the second year. This is below industry standards and lower than other refineries. The main issue is Shell`s proposal to reduce the budget by 1 to 2% increase in performance.
This halves the amount available to maintain pay on a pay scale after a period of satisfactory work. The change disproportionately affects younger workers, who are rather at the bottom of the ladder. The proposal was rejected by members at a plenary meeting on 28 September. Shell made a final counter-offer in early November, which was also rejected. An overwhelming majority of members rejected the offer to indicate that Shell was not serious about resolving the dispute. Members felt that there were irreconcilable differences between the parties and were prepared to take steps to give Shell an ultimatum. FNV members have objected to a one-time payment proposed by the company as a sweetener and are calling for a better pay slip and the maintenance of the budget for the maintenance of wages. They also ask that all workers be given the opportunity to be covered by KBA. The FNV said that non-compliance with its demands will lead to a number of measures, including work stoppages, strikes and strikes.
The FNV indicated that it would take the necessary steps to close the Pernis site safely and reminded Shell that the use of the plaice was illegal. Diana Junquera Curiel, Director of IndustriALL Energy, said: «After a year of unsuccessful negotiations, Shell`s loyal employees are rightly dissatisfied with the company`s intransigence and it is not surprising that they are preparing for the start of union action.» Shell must return to the negotiating table with a reasonable offer or go on strike. «The closure of the Pernis plant will have a significant impact on the company. We hope to be able to avoid that. «We reached an interim agreement because our members are in solidarity and the industry is ready to negotiate a contract that is fair to both parties,» Gerard said. The two parties also agreed to maintain the share of the health insurance premium at 80%. According to the sources, usW workers receive a 3.5% pay increase in the first two years of the agreement and a 4% increase last year. The contract involves 30,000 employees at Shell, Marathon Petroleum Corp, BP Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp, Valero Energy Corp and small refineries such as HollyFrontier Corp and Delek US Holdings Inc.