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This has been a pretty abysmal story of failed management, insensitivity to the Pensioner community and obfuscation. I appreciate that you personally do not have the Shell heritage connection that I and most of my 30,000 fellow Shell pensioners have. Some of us, like me, may be critics but that is based on how Shell once was and sadness that in all too many areas it has fallen from grace.

By John Donovan

Printed below is the reply letter from retired Shell executive Paddy Briggs to Shell UK Limited Chair, Sinead Lynch on the subject of Shell’s ruthless cost-cutting at the expense of support services to 28,000 Shell UK pensioners.

READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH: Shell Chair admits unequal Shell pensioner support 

Since Paddy is enjoying an active retirement with photographs of his travel exploits appearing on Facebook, I know that his interest is not self-motivated. He has acted out of concern for less fortunate fellow Shell pensioners. read more and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Shell Chair admits unequal Shell pensioner support 

Sinead Lynch, Chair Shell UK Limited

Astonishingly, the Shell Chair admits that the downgraded support arrangements for Shell UK pensioners are “over and above that provided for Shell pensioners in other countries around the world.” I wonder what the foreign second class Shell pensioners will make of this admission of Shell pensioner inequality made by the Country Chair of Shell UK Limited? Is pensioner discrimination based on nationality compatible with Shell’s claimed business principles? 

By John Donovan

In December 2016, we published an article reporting that Shell is scrapping the network of 45 Pensioner Liaison Representatives established over 40 years ago, who represent 28,000 Shell UK pensioners. Shell said the action was down to cost-cutting arising from the BG takeover and the low price of oil. 

See: Shell cost-cutting plan will undermine the welfare of its pensioners

The cost-cutting explanation has been confirmed again in a letter dated 7 June 2017 from Sinead Lynch, the Chair of Shell UK Limited sent to retired Shell executive Paddy Briggs, until recently an elected Director of the Shell Contributory Pension Fund. read more and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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