By John Donovan
CBC News says that Shell has been reprimanded by Canadian authorities for refusing to allow employees a few hours off to vote in a federal election.
This is, however, a relatively minor infraction of employee rights compared with other issues of contention involving Shell and its employees.
One example is when Shell suddenly decides to axe thousands of employees, as a consequence of a “transformation” or some other cost cutting excise brought about solely by the actions of grossly overpaid senior managers. How must supposedly redundant Shell employees feel when invited to reapply for their own jobs?