Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Limited (India) and an individual
Lead NCPGermany
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by an individual regarding the activities of the Robert Bosch GmbH and Bosch Limited (India) at Bosch Limited’s plant in Bangalore, India.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations
Date9 Oct 2015
Host country(ies)India
Industry sectorManufacturing

Read the final statement issued  by the German NCP, concluding the specific instance on 29 May 2017. 

On 9 October 2015, the German NCP received a submission from an Indian individual alleging that the companies Robert Bosch GmbH and Bosch Limited (India) had not observed the Guidelines at Bosch Limited’s plant in Bangalore, India. More specifically, the submission related to working conditions at the plant, especially to the situation of employees under temporary contracts.

On 2 May 2016 the NCP finalised the initial assessment of the specific instance accepting it for further consideration with respect to several of the issues raised, and offered assistance to the parties.
On 15 December 2016 a mediation meeting with the parties took place. During the mediation talks all issues accepted for further examination were discussed and upon request of the complainant additional time for submissions was granted.

By letter of 9 February 2017, the submitter withdrew his submission following a settlement reached before the Labour Conciliation Authority in Karnataka, India. The NCP therefore closed the specific instance and issued a final statement, welcoming the amicable settlement and - at the same time – addressing some conclusions with a view to the future application of the Guidelines.