Trade union representation in Bangladesh
Lead NCPUnited Kingdom
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by a trade union regarding the activities of a UK-based multinational enterprise operating in Bangladesh.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations
Date6 Dec 2005
Host country(ies)Bangladesh
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusNot accepted

Read the initial assessment issued by the UK NCP concluding the specific instance - 24 November 2010

In December 2005 the UK NCP received a request for review from an international trade union on behalf of a local union in Bangladesh alleging that a UK-based multinational had breached the employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in Bangladesh.

Specifically the union alleged that the company victimised and unfairly dismissed three union leaders from its factory after they repeatedly asked management for copies of financial statements on the company’s profits.

After an initial assessment, the UK NCP concluded that the request did not merit further consideration on the grounds that the allegations were not supported by sufficient evidence.