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Shell, unions to meet on Thursday to discuss Pernis wage dispute - union

FILE PHOTO: A Shell logo is seen at a gas station in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch trade unions will meet with Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday afternoon to discuss the wage dispute which has hit production at Shell's Pernis oil refinery and Moerdijk chemical plants in recent weeks.

CNV spokesman Piet Verburg said Shell was expected to come with a new proposal to settle the dispute, which has led to work stoppages at Europe's largest refinery and the chemical plants in the Netherlands since April 8.

Shell employees would on Friday afternoon weigh the need for further strike action, Verburg said.

(Reporting by Bart Meijer; Editing by Mark Potter)