|Employment relations including trade unions issues involving of a Polish enterprise being part of a multinational company with headquarters in Portugal|
|Description||This specific instance concerns the alleged breach of Chapter V of the OECD Guidelines by a multinational enterprise operating in food distribution which has representation in Poland.|
|Theme(s)||Concepts and principles, Employment and industrial relations|
|Date||7 Nov 2014|
|Industry sector||Accommodation and food service|
In November 2014, the OECD National Contact Point, located within the Polish Investment and Foreign Information Agency (PAIiIZ), received a notification of an alleged breach of OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The notification was submitted by a departmental trade union organization of a multinational enterprise operating in food distribution. The notification relating to the company, which has representation in Poland, concerned a breach of chapter V of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The OECD NCP confirmed that it had received the notification.
Following the transfer of Poland’s OECD NCP to the Ministry of Economic Development (1 June 2016) and amendment of the Conduct Procedure in specific instances related to alleged non-observance of OECD Guidelines, the OECD NCP analysed the aforementioned notification and contacted the departmental trade union organization. On 9 December 2016, representatives of the OECD NCP met with the submitting party. During the meeting it was established that due to the elapsed time period, the submitting party would update the notification of an alleged breach of OECD Guidelines to its actual state and in reference to particular chapters of the OECD Guidelines.
On 1 June 2017, the OECD NCP received a retraction of the notification of an alleged breach of OECD Guidelines from 3 November 2014.
Official letters informing the company authorities and the submitting party that the OECD NCP concluded proceedings in this case were sent on 4 July 2017.