Retail sector in Peru
Lead NCPChile
Supporting NCP(s)Colombia, Peru
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the trade unions UNI Global Union and UNI Americas on behalf of its affiliate, Union of Workers of the Ripley Group SA Peru (SUTRAGRISA) regarding the activities of the Ripley operating in Peru.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations, Human rights
Date3 Jun 2014
Host country(ies)Peru
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorWholesale and retail trade
StatusConcluded
Summary

In June 2014, the Chilean NCP received a request for review from the trade unions UNI Global Union and UNI Americas on behalf of its affiliate, Union of Workers of the Ripley Group SA Peru (SUTRAGRISA), alleging that Ripley Peru, retail enterprise in Peru, subsidiary of the Chilean retail company Ripley Corp. S.A., had breached the employment and industrial relations, and human rights provisions of the Guidelines with their operations in Peru.

In addition to requesting intervention by the Chilean NCP, the trade unions had also approached the Colombian and the Peruvian NCPs.

The Chilean NCP offered its good offices to the parties, but Ripley Corp. S.A. declined the offer due to ongoing legal proceedings and collective negotiations with the corresponding union in Peru.

The Chilean NCP requested additional information from the Peruvian NCP regarding the alleged ongoing legal proceedings and collective negotiations. This information was received and the Chilean NCP therefore concluded the specific instance and issued a final statement (in Spanish - English translation pending).