|Individuals & Telefónica de Argentina S.A. and Telecom Argentina S.A.|
|Description||Specific instance notified by Liliana Zabala and Enrique Fernández Sáenz concerning an alleged non-observance of the OECD Guidelines by Telefónica de Argentina S.A. and Telecom Argentina S.A.|
|Theme(s)||Employment and industrial relations, General policies|
|Date||11 Oct 2018|
|Industry sector||Information and communication|
Read the final statement published on 16 November 2020: Spanish
On 11 October, 2018, two workers representatives of Telefónica de Argentina S.A. and Telecom Argentina S.A‘, two companies active in the telecommunications sector, submitted a specific instance to the Argentinian NCP alleging that the companies had not observed the General Policies (Chapter II) and Employment and Industrial relations (Chapter V) provisions of the OECD Guidelines. More specifically, the companies had requested and obtained from the Argentinian government for an exemption to the Employee Stock Ownership Programme to avoid issuing profit sharing bonds to its workers. The exemption was later declared unconstitutional by the Argentinian Supreme Court. Based on this ruling, the submitters requested that adequate compensation be provided to the workers for their loss and for the damages caused.