Labour issues in the USA
Lead NCPNetherlands
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by a trade union regarding the activities of a multinational enterprise operating in the USA.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations
Date2 Aug 2004
Host country(ies)United States
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorMining and quarrying

In August 2004, 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 United States. 

The trade union made a link between a Dutch company, through its American affiliate, and a supply chain recommendatation that could be made to address labour issues in the USA. The Dutch NCP discussed the matter with the Dutch company involved. Shorly thereafter the underlying issue between the American company and its trade union was solved.