Dismissal of workers in Mexico
Lead NCPMexico
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by a trade union regarding the activities of a Mexican multinational enterprise operating in Mexico.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations
Date3 Nov 2008
Host country(ies)Mexico
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusNot accepted

In November 2008 the Mexican NCP was notified by the OECD's Mexico Centre of a request for review from a trade union alleging that a Mexican subsidiary of a multinational enterprise had breached the employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in Mexico by dismissing 260 workers.

The NCP undertook an initial assessment of the request, consulting with the Federal labour authority, and organising meetings with the parties involved. The NCP also consulted the International Labour Organization.

However, the information that the MNCP gathered during the initial assessment did not produce evidence of the company’s alleged breach of the Guidelines. Furthermore, the information showed that there were legal issues which had already been evaluated and, where appropriate, solved by the appropriate authorities. Accordingly, on 13 January 2010, the NCP concluded that the specific instance did not merit further consideration on the part of the NCP.