In view of its past horrendous track record of dealing with a whistleblower (buried alive in multiple defamation actions, multiple injunctions, threat of imprisonment etc) and the fact that Shell was a pioneer in evil, sinister blacklisting activities, Shell is likely to be interested in these current news stories…
1.Â WHISTLEBLOWER BOUNTIES:
The Financial Times carries the story that the Home Office in the UK is considering a US-style system in which corporate whistleblowers are paid a proportion of the penalties paid by companies. The suggestion was apparently buried deep in the policy document announcing the launch of the new National Crime Agency earlier this week.
1.Â BUILDING BLACKLIST:
The construction firms – Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Costain, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska UK and Vinci – have apologised for their involvement with the company that held the blacklist, The Consulting Association. But they have not admitted liability.
2.Â BUILDING BLACKLIST:
Thousands of workers are to receive compensation after dozens of construction firms were found to have checked potential employees against a blacklist, which contained details of about 3,200 workers. Trade unions say thousands of people on the list were denied work for years.