Labour relations in Russia
Lead NCPSwitzerland
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Association (IUF) regarding the activities of Nestlé, a Swiss multinational enterprise, operating in Russia.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations
Date11 Feb 2008
Host country(ies)Russian Federation
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusConcluded
Summary

Read the final statement issued by the Swiss NCP - 11 June 2008


In February 2008 the Swiss NCP received a request for review from the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Association (IUF) alleging that Nestlé, a Swiss multinational enterprise, had breached the employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in Russia.

The NCP undertook an initial assessment and concluded that the specific instance merited further consideration and offered assistance to parties.

In on 5 May 2008 the Swiss NCP received a delegation of representatives from IUF and the Nestlé Perm Workers Union and a meeting was held on 28 May 2008 with representatives from Nestlé. Furthermore, both parties submitted several written comments. On 11 June 2008, union representatives and Nestlé Russia in Perm reached a written agreement as a result of the direct negotiation in Russia. Based on this agreement and after consulting with both parties the NCP of Switzerland has concluded the specific instance and issued a final statement in June 2008.