Bayswater Contracting and Mining Group (BCM) and the National Federation of Mining and Energy (FENAME) of Mali
Lead NCPAustralia
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the trade union National Federation of Mining and Energy of Mali, regarding the activities of the Bayswater Contracting and Mining Group
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations
Date9 Oct 2015
Host country(ies)Mali
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorMining and quarrying
StatusNot accepted
Summary

Read the final statement issued by the Australian NCP – December 2016


On 9 October 2015, Mr Karembé Boulkassoum, on behalf of the National Federation of Mining and Energy (FENAME) of Mali, submitted a specific instance to the Australian NCP alleging non-observance of the Guidelines by Bayswater Contracting and Mining Group (BCM).

More specifically, FENAME alleged that BCM, at their operating site in Loulo, Mali, dismissed 436 workers including 26 union representatives without correct approval from the relevant local Government agency - the Mali Directorate of Labour.

The NCP conducted an initial investigation and determined that BCM is not a registered Australian enterprise. Attempts to contact BCM were made but not answered.

Under the OECD Guidelines, the NCP is required to refer a specific instance to another relevant NCP if the enterprise is not based in Australia. However at the time of the investigation, there appears to be no other NCP with operational jurisdiction.

As BCM is not an Australian multinational enterprise, the NCP closed this specific instance, issued a final statement in December 2016 and notified FENAME of its decision.