Barrick Gold V Chilean Trade Union

Overview

NCP Decision Rejected
Current Status Closed
Date Submitted 01/07/2007
Case Duration Not known
Host Country Chile  (OECD member)
Issue(s) Unknown
Provisions Cited IV.1-a  IV.1-b   
Case Description In July 2007 a Chilean trade union submitted a case concerning the activities of Zaldivar, a Chilean joint venture of the mining MNE Barrick Gold.

TUAC does not have any information on this case, which is reported on the OECD web site.

http://mneguidelines.oecd.org/database/instances/cl0005.htm

Outcome The OECD reports that the case was rejected because the trade union did not file a formal complaint.

Organisations

Lead NCP Chile NCP : Single Government Department 

Companies

Multinational Company Barrick Gold (Home country: Canada)
Joint Venture Zaldivar (Home country: Chile)

TUAC Analysis

Did the NCP publish its initial assessment? status-icon
Did the case involve parallel proceedings? status-icon
Was the existence of parallel proceedings an obstacle to the NCP accepting the case? status-icon
Was the businsess relationship other than that of a subsidiary? status-icon
Was the nature of the business relationship an obstacle to the NCP accepting the case? status-icon
Did the NCP inform other relevant government departments about its acceptance of this case? status-icon
Did the NCP offer mediation or conciliation? status-icon
Did the company accept the offer of mediation or conciliation? status-icon
Did the complainant(s) accept the offer of mediation or conciliation? status-icon
Was mediation or conciliation held? status-icon
Was mediation or conciliation conducted by a professional mediator? status-icon
Did the parties reach agreement? status-icon
If yes, did the NCP publish this agreement following the consent of the parties? status-icon
If mediation was refused or failed did the NCP make an assessment of whether the company had breached the Guidelines? status-icon
Did the NCP conduct in-host country fact finding? status-icon
Did the NCP make recommendations to the company on the future implementation of the Guidelines? status-icon
Did the NCP publish its final statement or report? status-icon
Did the NCP provide for follow-up of the agreement/recommendations? status-icon
Did the NCP inform other relevant government departments about its final statement or report? status-icon
Did the NCP inform public pension funds about its final statement or report? status-icon
Did the NCP apply any consequences in this case? status-icon
Did the NCP follow the indicative timescales set out in the procedural guidance? status-icon
Was there a positive outcome for the workers involved in this case? status-icon
Did the filing of the case under the Guidelines have a positive impact for the workers involved? status-icon
Did the lead NCP play a positive role? status-icon
If different, did the home NCP play a positive role? status-icon