Labour relations in Switzerland
Lead NCPSwitzerland
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by a trade union regarding the activities of a multinational enterprise operating in Switzerland.
Theme(s)Concepts and principles, Employment and industrial relations
Date19 Apr 2004
Host country(ies)Switzerland
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusNot accepted

In April 2004 the Swiss NCP received a request for review from a Swiss subsidiary of a Swiss multinational enterprise, alleging that its parent company had breached the concepts and principles provisions of the Guidelines in Switzerland.

The Swiss NCP consulted with the OECD Investment Committee regarding this case as there was no "international" dimension to the allegations (see pages 16 and 66 of the Chair's report on the 2005 Annual meeting of NCPs). Based on the clarifications provided, the Swiss NCP concluded the specific instance without investigating the specific instance as there was no investment nexus. However, it did offer its good offices outside of that context and contributed to the successful conclusion of the issues raised in the specific instance.