Mistreatment of employees in India
Lead NCPNetherlands
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by two trade unions regarding the activities of G-Star International, a Dutch-based multinational enterprise, operating in India.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations, General policies
Date11 Oct 2006
Host country(ies)India
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorManufacturing

Read the final statement issued by the Netherland's NCP concluding the specific instance - 18 March 2008

In October 2006, the Netherlands NCP received a request for review by the trade unions Dutch Clean Clothes Campaign and Landelijke India Werkgroep (India Committee of the Netherlands), alleging that G-Star International, a Dutch-based multinational enterprise, had breached the general policies, and employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in India. The trade union alleged that the company mistreated employees and there was a de facto denial of union rights at the multinational enterprises' main garment supplier.

The parties came to a successful resolution of their issues without the help of the NCP and the NCP accordingly concluded the specific instance in 2007 and issued a final statement detailing the proceedings in 2008.