Company closure in the USA
Lead NCPNetherlands
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified a trade union regarding the activities of a multinational enterprise operating in the USA.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations
Date1 Jul 2002
Host country(ies)United States
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusNot accepted

In July 2002, the Netherlands NCP received a request for review by a trade union alleging that a multinational enterprise had breached the employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in the USA by closing its French affiliate.

The link that the labour union made was that another affiliate of the French company in the Netherlands could use the supply chain provisions of the Guidelines to address labour issues. The Dutch NCP concluded the specific instance by deciding that the issues did not merit further examination.