Johnson & Johnson (Philippines) Inc V Federation of Free Workers (FFW)

Overview

NCP Decision Rejected
Current Status Closed
Date Submitted 14/05/2013
Date Closed 08/11/2013
Case Duration 25 weeks and 3 days
Host Country Philippines  (Non-adhering country)
Issue(s) Retaliation against trade unionists
Provisions Cited  
Outcome The US NCP rejected the case on the basis that courts in the Philippines had found against the union and that the unions had not produced any further evidence to substanitate their allegations. The USNCP made clear that it would not have rejected the case solely due to the decisions of the Courts.

Organisations

Lead NCP US NCP : Single Department with Interagency Working Group 

Companies

Multinational Company Johnson & Johnson (Home country: US)

Related Documents

US NCP  [Publication date: 8/11/2013] 'U.S. NCP Public Statement: FFW and Janssen Pharmaceuticals a Division of Johnson & Johnson (Philippines) Inc.'
   https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/217558.pdf [Date URL accessed: 25/7/2017]

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