Collaboration with Trade Unions

Trade union organizations, which represent more than two-thirds of the Company's employees, are Gazprom Neft's partners in the development and implementation of social programmes that address issues affecting social and labour rights and employees’ interests. Union leaders from major subsidiaries attend meetings of the heads of HR departments that deal with topical HR issues.

Social and labour relations between employees and the Company are specified in collective agreements. A standard agreement regulates the balance between the interests of the employer and those of employees in the event of the Company’s reorganization or  The agreement specifies the minimum notice periods for informing the relevant employment agencies and the elected primary trade union organization representative: at least two months prior to the start of the measures concerned, and, if the decision to reduce the workforce or cut staff may result in widespread layoffs, at least three months prior to the start of the measures concerned.a reduction in the workforce and staff cuts.1 . A special section of the agreement stipulates the areas in which the following should be involved: work safety commissioners, members of occupational safety commissions (committees), and representatives of primary trade union organizations responsible for creating a safe working environment and preventing occupational accidents and diseases. The Company's trade union organizations actively engage with young professionals. Commissions established by trade union committees for working with young employees participate in matters affecting the interests of young workers, as well as in the development and implementation of programmes to help new young employees adapt to working life.