Chapter V.8: Engage in collective bargaining

Enable authorised representatives of the workers in their employment to negotiate on collective bargaining or labour-management relations issues and allow the parties to consult on matters of mutual concern with representatives of management who are authorised to take decisions on these matters.


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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ETEX v Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and Federación de Obreros Ceramistas de la República Argentina (FOCRA)

Failure to cooperate with trade unions on the employment effects of re-structuring; failure to provide timely and accurate information on the economic performance; failure to conduct due diligence to identify and address adverse employment effects.

Argentina

Belgium NCP


26/02/2016

Accepted

Ongoing

Duration so far 169 weeks and 0 days

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ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD. V Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and Korean Metal Workers' Union (KMWU)

Retaliation for forming a trade union; contract workers

South Korea

South Korea NCP


05/08/2015

Accepted

Ongoing

Duration so far 198 weeks and 2 days

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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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Eiffage Energie V Fédération Nationale des Salariés de la Construction et du Bois de la CGT, la Fédération Nationale Construction Bois de la CFDTand CFE CGC BTP

Restructuring and suspension of worker representation structures (Institutions représentatives du personnel (IRP); workers right to consultation; workers right to information

France

France NCP


01/10/2013

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 11/06/2014
36 weeks and 1 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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TELECOM Argentina, SA V Central de Trabajadores de la Tecnología y la Comunicación (CEPETEL)

Information disclosure and employment and industrial relations

Argentina

Argentina NCP


13/12/2011

Decision Pending

Ongoing

Duration so far 388 weeks and 3 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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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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Suez Environnement V Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) and Food and Water Watch

With-holding information required for bargaining and manipulating water quality monitoring results

US

US NCP


08/06/2011

Decision Pending

Withdrawn

Closed on 29/02/2012
38 weeks and 0 days
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Brinks V Ministry of Economy, Belgium

Company restructuring and labour violations

Belgium

Belgium NCP


30/11/2010

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 20/01/2011
7 weeks and 2 days
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Triumph International V Triumph International Thailand Labour Union, Bagong Pagkakaisa ng mga Manggagawa sa Triumph Int’l. Phils. Inc, Defend Job Philippines Organization Inc. and the Thai Labour Campaign

Dismissal of workers without notice or consultation; violation of the collective bargaining agreement

Philippines
Thailand

Switzerland NCP


02/12/2009

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 14/01/2011
58 weeks and 2 days
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Abbott Pharmaceuticals V Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU)

Not known

South Korea

South Korea NCP


16/10/2009

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 01/03/2011
71 weeks and 4 days
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Häagen-Dazs (General Mills) V Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU)

Not known

South Korea

US NCP


15/10/2009

No Decision

Withdrawn

Closed on 15/11/2009
4 weeks and 3 days
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Itaú Unibanco V Sindicato dos Bancários a Financiários de São Paulo, Osasco e Região and CUT-Brazil

Suppressing a strike

Brazil

Brazil NCP


22/09/2009

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 30/03/2015
287 weeks and 6 days
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Santander V Sindicato dos Bancários a Financiários de São Paulo, Osasco e Região and CUT Brazil

Right to trade union representation; right to strike

Brazil

Brazil NCP


22/09/2009

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 30/03/2015
287 weeks and 6 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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Grupo Modelo V Frente Autentico del Trabajo and Union Nacional de Trabajadores

Right to trade union representation; dismissal of trade union workers; employment protection contracts, whereby the company paid off the union leaders who in turn protected the company against union activity

Mexico

Mexico NCP


30/06/2008

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 13/01/2010
80 weeks and 2 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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Banco del Trabajo V Confederation of Bank Trade Unions of Chile

Refusal to recognise union and engage in collective bargaining; dismissal and transfer of trade union leaders

Chile
Peru

Peru NCP


Chile NCP


25/04/2007

Accepted

Closed

Duration not known
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C&A V CUT BRAZIL and CONTRACTS

Failure to negotiate on profit sharing for workers

Brazil

Brazil NCP


01/01/2007

Accepted

Withdrawn

Closed on 17/05/2013
332 weeks and 4 days
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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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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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InBev V International Union of Food Workers

Violation of trade union rights

Montenegro

Belgium NCP


01/07/2006

Accepted

Withdrawn

Closed on 13/06/2007
49 weeks and 4 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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Coats Plc V International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation (ITGLWF)

Right to trade union representation; harassment of trade unionists

Sri Lanka

UK NCP


01/12/2005

Accepted

Suspended

Duration so far 703 weeks and 1 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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GP Garments V ITGLWF

Freedom of association; dismissals of striking workers; refusal to disclose ownership or structure; threat to close factory

Bangladesh

Belgium NCP


09/06/2005

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 01/10/2007
120 weeks and 4 days
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UPM Kymmene V the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers’ Union Canada

Closure; lack of disclosure, lack of negotiation and right to trade union representation

Canada

Canada NCP


29/11/2004

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 10/06/2005
27 weeks and 4 days
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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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Swatch Group V Union Syndicale Suisse (USS)

Failure to recognise collective bargaining agreement

Switzerland

Switzerland NCP


01/02/2004

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 01/06/2005
69 weeks and 3 days
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Bayer V DGB

Right to trade union representations Establishing a 'yellow' union

Philippines

Germany NCP


27/06/2003

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 29/06/2007
209 weeks and 0 days
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Hewlett Packard V FNV

Abrupt closure of an assembly plant, set up with considerable financial assistance by local, regional and national Government

Netherlands

Netherlands NCP


03/09/2002

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 01/01/2004
69 weeks and 2 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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