|Starbucks Coffee and Trade Unions|
|Supporting NCP(s)||None Selected|
|Description||Specific instance notified by the Chilean Trade Union Confederation and the Starbucks Coffee Union in Chile regarding the activities of Starbucks operating in Chile.|
|Theme(s)||Employment and industrial relations, Human rights|
|Date||29 May 2014|
|Industry sector||Accommodation and food service|
In May 2014, the Chilean NCP received a request for review from two trade unions alleging that Starbucks Coffee company had breached the employment and industrial relations, and human rights provisions of the Guidelines through anti-union policies. The trade unions alleged that these strategies were undertaken to reduce the company's union membership.
An agreement was reached between the parties shortly after the release of the final statement.