|Manufacturing in Sri Lanka|
|Supporting NCP(s)||None Selected|
|Description||Specific instance notified by the Metal, Textile and Food Trade Union, on behalf of the International Textile Clothing and Leather Worker's Association (ITBLAV) regarding the activities of Global Sports Lanka in Sri Lanka.|
|Theme(s)||Employment and industrial relations|
|Date||27 Mar 2006|
|Host country(ies)||Sri Lanka|
In March 2006 the Austrian NCP received a request for review from the Metal, Textile and Food Trade Union, on behalf of the International Textile Clothing and Leather Worker's Association (ITBLAV) alleging that Global Sports Lanka, a TGSG holding company whose head office is located in Antiesenhofen, had breached the employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines. The alleged breaches related to an internal employment conflict which occurred in 2002 in Sri Lanka at Global Sports Lanka (known at that time as North Sails Lanka) following changes in the remuneration system.
No consensus was reached between parties, as described in the public statement issued by the NCP. The NCP further issued a recommendation that the parties comply with the Guidelines in their further collaboration, particularly regarding the chapter "Employment and Relations between the Social Partners". Furthermore the Austrian NCP suggested the re-employment of the workers discharged prior to the review.