Complaint filed against Electrolux for violating OECD guidelines
The management of Electrolux Thailand has violated the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining of the workers of the Electrolux Rayong plant, according to Swedwatch.
- the removal and immediate suspension of the chairperson of the local trade union;
- the encircling of protesting workers with barricades and preventing them from leaving the factory site;
- taking legal steps against the suspended members of the local trade union with the aim of terminating their employment;
- and terminating all workers who participated in protests.
According to Swedwatch these actions constitute violations of the OECD Guidelines, in particular of chapter II (general policies), chapter IV (human rights) and chapter V (employment and industrial relations).
The complaint filed by Swedwatch is in part based on a report by GoodElectronics Thailand(opens in new window) , a network of labour rights groups in Thailand that aim to improve labour conditions in the Thai electronics industry.
Read more about the complaint on the GoodElectronics website(opens in new window) .
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GET – GoodElectronics Thailand
Good Electronics Thailand or GET consists of members from trade unions, NGOs and labour activists in different areas of Thailand. Its aim is to share information and learn from each other about the struggle for labour rights. In addition, we follow up up-to-date labour situations and cases of members, while we conduct projects around capacity […]
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