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UNI files new OECD Case on Prosegur’s systemic failure to address anti-union behaviour

UNI Global Union has filed a fresh complaint against Prosegur (called “Specific Instance”)  with the Spanish government because of the Spanish security company’s systemic failure to uphold the rights of  its employees in Latin America and India [...] UNI describes how Prosegur has continued to engage in conduct that violates the OECD Guidelines for Multinationals, following an earlier case filed in 2013 [...] UNI has felt it necessary to bring a new case because the situation has further deteriorated in the last few years. Prosegur has negligently omitted to carry out due diligence into serious complaints linked to anti-union behaviour by local managers, including the death of Colombian security guard, Alcides de Jesús Cotes Jurado, who was killed in a robbery on the job following threats against him because of his union membership,  in circumstances never properly investigated by the company [...] UNI Global Deputy General Secretary Christy Hoffman said, “Prosegur’s gross failure to use “due diligence” in order to protect the human rights of its employees continues. The situation is worsening as Prosegur’s footprint expands across the globe. For example, in India there is extensive evidence that Prosegur does not respect the laws which protect minimum standards. We are calling on Prosegur to stop burying its head in the sand over a systemic failure which is becoming an epidemic.'...