|Tower Semiconductor, TowerJazz Japan and trade unions|
|Description||Specific instance notified by a trade union regarding the activities of Tower Semiconductor, a multinational enterprise, and its subsidiary TowerJazz Japan.|
|Theme(s)||Employment and industrial relations|
|Date||18 Aug 2014|
On 18 August 2014 the Japanese NCP received a submission from several trade unions (the TowerJazz Branch of Rengo Hokuban Local Union, the Hokuban Local Council of Rengo-Hyogo, Rengo-Hyogo and Rengo (the Japanese Trade Union Confederation) alleging that the multinational company Tower Semiconductor Ltd. headquartered in Israel and its Japanese subsidiary, TowerJazz Japan Ltd., had not observed the employee and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in Japan.
The trade unions alleged that the company had not observed the company’s Rules of Employment regarding the distribution of severance allowances following the closure of TowerJazz Japan’s Nishiwaki factory and the dismissal of factory employees. The trade unions also stated in the submission that, in their view, the company representative participating in collective negotiation with the trade unions had no authority to do so.
On 19 January 2015, the Japanese NCP issued an initial assessment accepting the case for further examination.