The new pension law stipulates that certain associations of pensioners and former colleagues have a hearing right. The pensioners’ association at Shell, VOEKS, makes use of this. In practice, this means that VOEKS is involved in the changes in the pension and that their opinion is asked during the process. Shell and the Central Works Council will then take this into account in the discussions about the future of the pension. In the end, there must be a balanced decision for all stakeholders, i.e. for employees, pensioners, former colleagues and the employer.
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