Chapter V.4-a: Observe common standards of employment and industrial relations

Observe standards of employment and industrial relations not less favourable than those observed by comparable employers in the host country;


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
Suzuki Motor Corporation V Anonymous Trade Unions and NGOs in Thailand

Violations of trade union rights

Thailand

Japan NCP


10/05/2016

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 23/06/2017
58 weeks and 3 days
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Mondelēz International V International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Association (IUF) (Pakistan)

Right to collective bargaining; abusive use of contract labour

Pakistan

US NCP


18/12/2013

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 06/06/2014
24 weeks and 2 days
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NUON and Mitsubishi V FNV

Migrant workers; unequal pay

Netherlands

Netherlands NCP


21/05/2012

Accepted

Closed

Duration not known
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Itaú Unibanco V Sindicato dos Bancários a Financiários de São Paulo, Osasco e Região

Restructuring leading to dismissal without consultation or adequate steps to mitigate the adverse impacts

Brazil

Brazil NCP


05/12/2011

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 23/04/2013
72 weeks and 1 days
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Deutsche Lufthansa AG V AFL-CIO, IUF and UNITE HERE

Public and environmental health, workplace safety, employment standards

US

US NCP


26/09/2011

No Decision

Withdrawn

Closed on 01/03/2012
22 weeks and 3 days
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Standard Chartered Plc V UNI Global Union and the Korean Finance Industry Union

Wages and working conditions

South Korea

South Korea NCP


28/07/2011

Rejected

Closed

Duration not known
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Deutsche Telekom AG V Communications Workers of America (CWA), ver.di and UNI Global Union

Undermining the right to trade union representation and collective bargaining

Montenegro
US

US NCP


07/07/2011

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 09/07/2013
104 weeks and 5 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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British American Tobacco (BAT) V Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC)

Right to trade union representation

Malaysia

UK NCP


11/12/2007

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 04/03/2011
168 weeks and 3 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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DeCoro V CGIL, CISL and UIL

Harassment: violence against workers

China

Italy NCP


01/01/2007

Rejected

Closed

Duration not known
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Voestalpine AG V Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division

Anti-union activities

US

US NCP


03/11/2006

No Decision

No Information

Duration so far 655 weeks and 0 days
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PSA Peugot Citroën V Amicus and the Transport and General Workers Union (T&G)

Plant closure

UK

UK NCP


28/07/2006

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 01/02/2008
79 weeks and 0 days
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Gamma Holding V USW

Right to trade union representation

US

US NCP


01/02/2006

No Decision

Withdrawn

Closed on 01/04/2007
60 weeks and 4 days
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Formica Corporation V CUT Brazil and the Sindicato de Quimicos de ABC

Dismissal of trade union representatives without cause

Brazil

Brazil NCP


12/12/2005

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 20/02/2008
114 weeks and 2 days
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Nestlé V National Confederation of Trade Unions Japan, Hyogo Prefectural Confederation of Trade Unions and Nestlé Japan Employees Union

Unfair labour practice and disclosure of information

Japan

Japan NCP


01/08/2005

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 19/11/2013
433 weeks and 1 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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Ryanair V FNV and FNV Bondgenoten

Right to trade union representation

Ireland
Netherlands

Netherlands NCP


01/11/2004

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 31/12/2005
60 weeks and 5 days
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Imerys V PACE

Coercing and intimidating employees exercising their rights to organise

US

US NCP


22/09/2004

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 01/02/2006
71 weeks and 0 days
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Bridgestone V Local Union of Chemical, Energy and Mines

Dismissal of trade union officials for union activities

Indonesia

Japan NCP


06/09/2004

Suspended

No Information

Duration so far 767 weeks and 4 days
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Wackenhut V Union Network International (UNI)

Interference with the right to organise

US

US NCP


01/08/2004

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 16/06/2005
45 weeks and 4 days
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Saint-Gobain V International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Union (ICEM)

Right to trade union representation, the right to information for meaningful negotiations and the right to a safe and healthy workplace

US

US NCP


05/06/2003

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 01/05/2007
203 weeks and 5 days
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Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR) V UNITE and AFL-CIO

Freedom of association

US

France NCP


Austria NCP


US NCP


02/07/2002

No Decision

Withdrawn

Closed on 01/01/2003
26 weeks and 1 days
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Maersk Medical A/S V The Labour Movement's International Forum (AIF)

Right to representation; right to collective bargaining

Malaysia

Denmark NCP


01/02/2002

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 11/05/2005
170 weeks and 5 days
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Marks and Spencer (Belgium) V FGTB and CSC

Failure to provide information prior to notice

Belgium

Belgium NCP


01/05/2001

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 23/12/2001
33 weeks and 5 days
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Marks and Spencer (France) V CFDT and FO

Closure without any prior consultations with workers: lack of information, lack of consultation, lack of notice

France

France NCP


01/04/2001

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 23/12/2001
38 weeks and 0 days
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Trico Marine Services

Denying employees right to representation by the Federation of Maritime Unions; harassment and intimidation

US

US NCP


02/02/2001

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 12/12/2002
96 weeks and 6 days
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