Chapter V.1-e: Discrimination

Be guided throughout their operations by the principle of equality of opportunity and treatment in employment and not discriminate against their workers with respect to employment or occupation on such grounds as race, colour, sex, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin, or other status, unless selectivity concerning worker characteristics furthers established governmental policies which specifically promote greater equality of employment opportunity or relates to the inherent requirements of a job.


All Cases  Closed Cases   Overdue Cases (more than 12 months)
Title sort up sort down Issue Host Country(s) Lead NCP Date submitted NCP Decision Current status sort up sort down Duration sort up sort down Positive outcome
Starbucks V Sindicato de Trabajadores de Starbucks Coffee Chile S.A.

Anti-union campaign; interference with the right to organise; refusal to engage in collective bargaining on wages; retaliation against unionised workers; providing misleading information; corrupt practices

Chile

Chile NCP


28/05/2014

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 01/06/2015
52 weeks and 5 days
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METRO Cash & Carry V Metro Habib Employee Union (on behalf of the employees of METRO Habib Cash & Carry, Pakistan)

Right to organise; retaliation against trade unionists; working conditions, health and safety

Pakistan

Germany NCP


08/01/2014

No Decision

Withdrawn

Closed on 21/05/2014
19 weeks and 0 days
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PROSEGUR AB v UNI Global Union

Interference with the right to organise; evasion of collective bargaining obligations; harassment of trade union organisers and activists.

Brazil
Colombia
Paraguay
Peru

Spain NCP


26/11/2013

Accepted

Ongoing

Duration so far 268 weeks and 4 days

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Michelin V Tamil Nadu Land Rights Federation, Thervoy Grama Makkal Munnerta Nala Sanga, CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT), Association Sherpa

Land rights; destruction of livelihoods; deforestation

India

France NCP


09/07/2012

Accepted

Withdrawn

Closed on 27/09/2013
63 weeks and 4 days
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Holcim Group V Pragatisheel Cement Shramik Sangh (PCSS) and International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions (now IndustriALL)

Precarious work; reprisal against workers for fighting for their rights; harrassment of trade unionists; right to join a trade union; right to collective bargaining.

India

Switzerland NCP


07/01/2012

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 18/12/2014
153 weeks and 5 days
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América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. V UNI Global Union, UNT, STRM, SITCOM and FESC

Unfair dismissal of trade unionists; trade union and human rights

El Salvador
Guatemala
Nicaragua

Mexico NCP


21/09/2011

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 01/06/2012
36 weeks and 2 days
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Hochtief V New Zealand Amalgamated Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union

The use of 'dependent contractors' to undermine freedom of association and ability to bargain collectively in violation of ILO Conventions 87 and 98 and to avoid financial responsibilities

New Zealand

New Zealand NCP


03/09/2009

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 16/02/2010
23 weeks and 5 days
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ABN Amro Bank V Confederación de Trabajadores del Sector Financier

Failure to engage in collective bargaining; failure; refusal to disclose information

Brazil

Brazil NCP


19/04/2007

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 14/09/2012
282 weeks and 1 days
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Unibanco V CONTRAF-CUT Brazil and Federación de Trabajadores Bancarios y Afines, Paraguay

Dismissal and harassment of trade unionists

Paraguay

Brazil NCP


21/02/2007

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 14/09/2012
290 weeks and 2 days
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Lafarge Group V Korean Chemical and Textile Workers Federation (KCTF)

Union-busting/anti-union behaviour/outsourcing

South Korea

South Korea NCP


01/10/2006

Accepted

Closed

Duration not known
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PepsiCo V International Union of Food Workers (IUF) (Poland)

Sexual harassment. Anti-union behaviour/intimidation

Poland

Poland NCP


01/04/2006

No Decision

No Information

Duration so far 668 weeks and 0 days
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Groupe Lactalis V the United Farm workers Union (UFW)

Right to trade union representation, health and safety, sexual discrimination in hiring practices and harassment

US

US NCP


24/05/2005

Rejected

Closed

Duration not known
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