Urgent call to the Dutch government: exit the Energy Charter Treaty now
Urgenda, SOMO, Greenpeace, the Dutch labour union FNV and eight other organisations are appealing urgently to the Dutch government to “join as many countries as possible in stepping out of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT)”….
Shareholder remuneration up by 500% in 20 years
Over the last 20 years, Dutch listed companies have spent more and more of their (borrowed) money on distributing profits to shareholders. Debt increased, investments stagnated and wages fell behind. Publication / June 15, 2022…
Share buyback Dutch supermarket significant loss for the Dutch economy
Online launch publication ‘Alternative Trade’
On 12 November at 16:00 pm, the Dutch coalition ‘Handel Anders’ (of wich SOMO is a member), releases a proposal for an alternative trade policy. Publication / November 12, 2020 Alternative Trade A call for…
Make binding regulations for companies to conduct their business with respect for the environment and human rights
CETA is an outdated agreement. Don’t ratify it.
In 2009, negotiations began between the EU and Canada on a “deep and comprehensive” trade agreement that should settle mutual trade barriers. Eleven years later, the result is presented to the Dutch Parliament. The world…
Letter on alarming developments in Bangladesh
Letter to the Dutch ambassador in Bangladesh to share our deep concern about the further deterioration of political space for workers to exercise their fundamental rights in Bangladesh, and the ongoing serious and systematic labour…
Letter to garment companies to continue Bangladesh Safety Accord
Letter from the Clean Clothes Campaign, FNV, CNV, India Committee of the Netherlands and SOMO to Dutch companies affiliated with the Bangladesh Accord. In this letter (Dutch only), the organisations strongly urge the companies for…