Employment and industrial relations in Thailand
Lead NCPSweden
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the NGO Swedwatch regarding the activities of a subsidiary of Electrolux operating in Thailand.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations, General policies, Human rights
Date9 Apr 2013
Host country(ies)Thailand
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusNot accepted

In April 2013 the Swedish NCP received a request for review from the NGO Swedwatch alleging that a subsidiary of Electrolux had breached the general policies, human rights, and employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in Thailand.

The NCP undertook an initial assessment and decided not to formally accept the request since the parties, i.e. the company and the trade unions, have initiated a dialogue to find a solution to the conflict.

The NCP encourages the parties to continue this dialogue and believes that it is primarily up to the social partners to find a solution to the conflict.

In this context, it may be mentioned that IF Metall, which is one of the trade unions represented in the Swedish NCP, has played a role with the aim of facilitating the dialogue between the parties, i.e. trade unions and employers in Thailand, and has helped Electrolux in updating the company’s code of conduct.

The specific instance was concluded on 23 September 2013.