UNI Global Union submits instance to OECD natl. contact point in Spain to investigate alleged abuses of freedom of association by Prosegur in So. America

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11 September 2015

“Recent Developments at Prosegur in South America”

Author: UNI Global Union

Continued threats against union members, unsafe working conditions and an apparent disregard for worker safety and health prevail at Prosegur’s South America operations.  As we have previously written to investors, trade union members at Prosegur’s operations in South America have been subject to anonymous threats on their lives…Sadly, another serious incident has just occurred: In early September, the wife of Angel Ovidio Quiroz, Prosegur union leader in Medellín, Colombia, received an anonymous phone call…UNI Global Union has profound concerns about the effectiveness of health and safety procedures at Prosegur after a number of disturbing incidents involving the company’s operations in South America. These include a series of attacks on the company’s cash in transit…vehicles and the shooting death of a Chilean guard in an armed robbery…In addition to the above concerns about lax safety procedures, the recent death of a [woman] worker in Peru raises questions about Prosegur’s general regard for worker safety and well-being: On 24 August, 26-year-old Ibeth Zamalloa Angelino…fell into a coma while at work. Colleagues found her unconscious on a bathroom floor…Prosegur managers never called an ambulance, nor did they make available a vehicle to take Ms. Zamalloa to the hospital…[and she died]

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13 February 2014

[PDF] Addendum to OECD complaint

Author: UNI Global Union

[This is] an addendum to the OECD...communication...concerning Prosegur...In December 2013 Prosegur introduced a new 5-year pacto to the workplace [in Colombia]

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Company response
8 January 2014

Response by Prosegur: New on our Freedom of Association Portal: UNI Global Union requests OECD Natl. Contact Point in Spain to investigate alleged abuses of freedom of association by security firm Prosegur in So. America.

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Company response
7 January 2014

Prosegur response re allegations of abuse of workers’ freedom of association rights in South America

Author: Prosegur

Prosegur has acted and always acts respecting the legislation of every country in which it operates, as well as the right for free association. Compliance with legal regulations is not only an external requisite but also an internal obligation for the Company and its employees. Considering the differences in labour legislation between the countries in which Prosegur operates, labour relations are locally managed in a decentralized manner so as to attend existing particularities within each country. Prosegur acts in an ethical and respectful manner in the practice of all of its activities. In Prosegur we work hard every day to improve the working conditions of our employees and we respect the rights of all of our employees.

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25 November 2013

[PDF] UNI Global Union and Prosegur – Specific instance communication

Author: UNI Global Union

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Prosegur to respond. Prosegur response provided] This dispute involves the actions of private security firm, Prosegur, concerning its operations in South America...In Latin America...Prosegur...retaliates against workers who exercise their freedom of association and collective bargaining rights. Prosegur’s retaliation for union activity is done...through discriminating against union members regarding pay increases and bonuses based on union affiliation, denying permanent employment contracts for union activists, undermining collective bargaining by creating sham collective agreements, harassing and retaliating against union leaders, violating laws related to collective bargaining and dismissing workers who are instrumental in forming unions or workers who engage in lawful strikes...UNI calls upon the Spanish [OECD] NCP to investigate the problems in Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru...

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Author: UNI Global Union

[O Centro de Informação sobre Empresas e Direitos Humanos convidou a Prosegur para responder às acusações. Resposta foi concedida.] A disputa envolve as ações da empresa de segurança privada, Prosegur, relativas às suas operações na América do Sul...[A] Prosegur retalia contra os trabalhadores que exercem a sua liberdade de associação e direito de negociação coletiva. A retaliação da Prosegur à atividade sindical é feita em uma grande variedade de formas: discriminação contra membros do sindicato com relação a aumentos salariais e gratificações com base na filiação sindical, negando contratos de emprego permanente para ativistas sindicais, prejudicando negociações coletivas, criando acordos coletivos falsos, assediando e retaliando contra os líderes do sindicato, violando leis relacionadas à negociação coletiva e demitindo os trabalhadores que contribuem na formação dos sindicatos ou trabalhadores que se dedicam a greves legais...A UNI solicita que o PCN espanhol investigue os problemas no Brasil, Colômbia, Paraguai e Peru...

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Author: UNI Global Union

[El Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos invitó a Prosegur a responder. La respuesta de Prosegur, en inglés, está incluida] Este conflicto está relacionado con las acciones de la empresa de seguridad privada Prosegur en sus operaciones en Sudamérica...[L]a empresa toma represalias contra los trabajadores que ejercen su libertad sindical y sus derechos de negociación colectiva. Prosegur...discrimina a miembros de sindicatos en cuanto a aumentos salariales y bonificaciones por su afiliación, se niega a conceder contratos permanentes a activistas sindicales, socava la negociación colectiva mediante la creación de convenios colectivos falsos, acosa y toma represalias contra dirigentes sindicales, viola leyes relativas a la negociación colectiva y despide a trabajadores que participan en huelgas legales...UNI pide al [OCDE] PNC español que investigue los problemas en Brasil, Colombia, Paraguay y Perú...

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