Labour rights in Canada
Lead NCPCanada
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by a trade union regarding the activities of a multinational enterprise operating in Canada.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations
Date29 Nov 2004
Host country(ies)Canada
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusNot accepted

Read a summary by the Canadian NCP.

In November 2004 the Canadian NCP received a request for review from a trade union alleging that a multinational enterprise had breached the employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines with their pulp and paper manufacturing activities in a province of Canada.

As labour issues fall under provincial jurisdiction, the NCP's assessment of whether or not to pursue the matter entailed a thorough examination of the remedies available in the province in question. The NCP determined that the provincial labour regulatory regime provided the appropriate procedure to address the issuses raised rather than the specific instance process. The NCP informed the labour union of this decision and duly concluded the specific instance.