Accommodation activities in Colombia, the US, Morocco and the Dominican Republic
Lead NCPFrance
Supporting NCP(s)United States
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT) regarding the activities of SODEXO Group in Colombia and the USA. The specific instance was later extended to include their operations in Morocco and the Dominican Republic.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations
Date4 Aug 2010
Host country(ies)Colombia, Dominican Republic, Morocco, United States
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorAccommodation and food service
StatusConcluded
Summary

Read the public statement issued by the French NCP concluding the specific instance - 20 September 2012 | en français


In August 2010 the French NCP received a request for review from the Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT) alleging that SODEXO Group had breached the employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines regarding employees’ freedom of association and occupational safety and health in Colombia and the USA. In July 2011 the request was extended to include the group's operations in Morocco and the Dominican Republic.

The French NCP took primary responsibility on Colombia-based issues because SODEXO is headquartered in France. The French NCP consulted with the US NCP on all US-based issues.

After an initial assessment of the specific instance, the U.S. NCP issued a statement to parties stating that the issues raised did not merit further examination. The parties conducted separate negotiations and in September 2011 reached a confidential, amicable agreement. The trade union suspended their additional request related to SODEXO's activities in Morocco and the Dominican Republic. The French NCP issued a public statement concluding the specific instance.