|Motor vehicle and motocycle repair in Brazil|
|Supporting NCP(s)||None Selected|
|Description||Specific instance notified by the trade union United Steelworkers of Porto Alegre (STIMEPA) regarding the activities of General Motors in Brazil.|
|Theme(s)||Employment and industrial relations|
|Date||4 Sep 2003|
|Industry sector||Wholesale and retail trade|
Read the public statement issued by the Brazilian NCP concluding the specific instance - 25 March 2008
In September 2003, the Brazilian NCP received a request for review by the trade union United Steelworkers of Porto Alegre (STIMEPA) alleging that General Motors do Brasil had breached the employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in Brazil by creating a parallel trade union which would not legitimately represent their workers.