Mining in Myanmar
Lead NCPCanada
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the Canadian Labour Congress regarding the activities of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd, a Canadian multinational enterprise operating in Myanmar.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations, Environment
Date1 Nov 2002
Host country(ies)Myanmar
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorMining and quarrying

Read a summary by the Canadian NCP.

In November 2002, the Canadian NCP received a request for review from the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), alleging that Ivanhoe Mines Ltd had breached the employment and industrial relations, and environment provisions of the Guidelines.

Following the request, the NCP decided that the CLC submission merited further examination under the Guidelines, and held a number of discussions with each party and offered to facilitate a dialogue between the two sides. Ultimately the NCP was not able to proceed with the dialogue as there was no agreement between the parties to participate in the process. A letter was sent to both parties in February 2006 to formally conclude the specific instance.