Security sector in Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru
Lead NCPSpain
Supporting NCP(s)Brazil, Colombia, Peru
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by a trade union regarding the activities of a Spanish multinational enterprise in Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru.
Theme(s)Concepts and principles, Employment and industrial relations, Human rights
Date26 Nov 2013
Host country(ies)Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorOther service activities

In November 2013 the Spanish NCP received a request for review from a trade union alleging that a Spanish multinational enterprise had breached the concepts and principles, human rights, and employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru. Specifically it was alleged that the company didn't comply with labour laws and collective agreements.

The NCP concluded that the specific instance merited further consideration and has held informal meetings with the parties and is awaiting a reply from the company in response to the trade unions allegations. To facilitation mediation, the NCP called a  meeting in June 2014 between parties. The NCP will shortly report on the outcome.