|Teck-Quebrada Blanca Mining Company and Mineworkers Union|
|Description||Specific instance notified by the Mineworkers Union nº1 concerning an alleged non-observance of the OECD Guidelines by the Teck-Quebrada Blanca Mining Company.|
|Theme(s)||Employment and industrial relations, Environment|
|Date||29 Nov 2017|
|Industry sector||Mining and quarrying|
Read the Chile NCP press release here (Spanish) – 12 February 2020
On 29 November 2017, the Mineworkers Union nº1 of the Teck-Quebrada Blanca Mining Company submitted a specific instance with the Chilean NCP alleging that the company, Teck-Quebrada Blanca, did not observe the Employment and Labour Relations, and Environment chapters of the Guidelines.
The submitting party asserts that the non-observances of the Guidelines occurred during the preparation and development of a 2017 collective bargaining agreement and due to environmental non-compliance in the company’s operations.
The company responded to each of the specific points outlined by the allegations to the NCP, and dismissed the submission, alleging that it lacked merit.
On 25 September 2018, the Chilean NCP issued its first version of its initial assessment in which it decided to accept the case and offer its good offices.
Mediation took place in September 2019 which was led by the Chilean NCP, following which the parties reached an agreement, containing several commitments and NCP follow up actions.
The Chilean NCP concluded the specific instance by publishing the final statement on 10 February 2020, in which it:
The parties will report to the NCP on the status of compliance with the agreements in August 2020 and March 2021, following which the NCP will issue a public report.