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Shell’s jab or be sacked dilemma

By John Donovan

The jab or be sacked dilemma is not an easy issue for Shell senior management to grapple with.

There is a valid concern expressed in the recently leaked Shell internal information, that mandating covid jabs for employees and contractors risks violating Shell’s business principles. 

That, in turn, might damage Shell’s reputation if that’s possible, bearing in mind that Shell is already held in low esteem as a polluting member of Big Oil.  

Shell senior management had hoped to make its deliberations in private.

It did not work out that way with global coverage of the leaked information by the Financial Times, Reuters, Telegraph and The Wall Street Journal, all supplied by me.

I did approach BvB and Donny Ching at Shell before passing on the leaked information.

Shell could have asked me to keep the information secret, as it did on an earlier occasion in respect of a different leak, that time on staff and contractor safety grounds. I complied with Shell’s request.

Shell had the opportunity to say that the latest leaked information is fake.

It could not do so because it is all authentic.

Now Shell employees and contractors are aware of what was going on behind the scenes and can enter the debate.

It is after all their health that is at risk in the context being discussed.

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