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Protest Toyota Campaign vs. Toyota

Aperçu de la plainte

Date de soumission 4 March 2004
Statut actuel Blocked
Thème Toyota's anti-trade union practices in the Philippines
Résumé de la plainte TMPCWA filed a complaint against Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) for labour rights violations. The complaint alleges TMP refused to recognize TMPCWA as the sole and exclusive bargaining agent, and the company has actively tried to hinder workers right to association and collective bargaining.

In addition, TMP refused to organize “Certification Elections”, as required by law. When elections were eventually held in March 2000, TMP challenged the favourable results for TMPCWA.
In March 2001, Philippine authorities reaffirmed TMPCWA's legitimacy. On the same day, 227 leaders and members (who had participated in the previous month's gathering) were unjustifiably dismissed.
Développements/Résultat In September 2004, six months after the case was filed, the Japanese NCP announced it was still conducting an initial assessment and that in its opinion the case of TMPCWA is still at bar at Court of Appeals. The NCP again stated it was still conducting an initial assessment in 2007 after facing criticism in OECD meetings and by an International Solidarity Campaign.

Meanwhile, TMPCWA and supporting groups have met with Toyota regularly every year at Toyotas headquarters in Tokyo and Toyota City. In 2008 the complainants filed a complaint with the ILO Committee on Freedom of Association alleging the Phlippine government failed to secure effective observance of trade union rights, thereby making the infringement on the right to organise and collective bargaining possible. In September 2009 an ILO High Level Mission was sent to the Philippines to do fact-finding at TMP.

Although the complainants consider the case “blocked”, in October 2009 they received informal word the Japanese NCP was planning to (re)start the initial assessment on the case. The complainants sent a letter urging the NCP to start this assessment without further delay.

In March 2010, the Japanese NCP released its initial assessment and accepted the case, but no further progress has been made. In August 2010, TMP dismissed four TMPCWA leaders.

To date the Japanese NCP has not moved the case forward, despite the complainants continued struggle for justice and freedom of association and collective bargaining and a meeting with the NCP in September 2015. In the meantime the Japanese Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) is facilitating mediation between the parties.
Principes directeurs de l'OCDE concernés
Mots-clés concernant les plaintes Les droits du travail, Harcèlement, Les droits de l'homme, Travail forcé, Environnement, Procédures judiciaires parallèles

Données sur le PCN

Nom du PCN National Contact Point Japan
Coordonnées du PCN
Site web du PCN
Autres PCN impliqués



Données sur l'entreprise

Entreprise responsable Toyota Motor Corporation
Coordonnées de l'entreprise 1 Toyota-Cho Aichi Prefecture 471-8571
471-8571 Toyota City
Site web de l'entreprise
Entreprise en violation Toyota Motor Corporation
Pays où se déroulent les opérations Philippines
Autre entreprises impliquées

Calendrier des dévelopements

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Date Acteur Action Description Document
18 November 2017 Protest Toyota Campaign Powerpoint by complainants documenting 17-year case history téléchargez le document pdf (4146Kb)  
20 February 2005 National Contact Point Japan The NCP announced not to specify any time limit for an initial assessment.  
4 March 2004 Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers' Association file Complaint filed with Japanese NCP.  

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