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AB-InBev and International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Worker’s Associations (IUF)
Lead NCPBelgium
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance alleging a non-observance of the Guidelines by AB-InBev.
Theme(s)Human rights, Employment and industrial relations
Date2 Apr 2019
Host country(ies)India
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorWholesale and retail trade
StatusIn progress
Summary

Read the initial assessment issued by the Belgian NCP – 24 June 2019


On 2 April 2019, the Belgian NCP received a specific instance from the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Worker’s Associations (IUF), representing the local union in India (HBLMU), alleging that AB InBev did not observe the OECD Guidelines with regards collective bargaining negotiations and freedom of association in its beer manufacturing facility in Sonepat, India.

The submitter claims that anti-union practices and intimidation lead to suspensions of unionists and workers by the company, which are still being reviewed in parallel proceedings in an Indian Court.

On 24 June 2019, the Belgian NCP offered its good offices to the parties and published its initial assessment accepting the case.