Global exchange with social partners
Internationally we cooperate in our business units with employee representatives and trade unions according to national laws and customs.
Global dialogue with international union federations
The international union federations UNI Global Union (UNI) and International Transport Worker´s Federation (ITF) filed an OECD complaint with the German National Contact Point at the end of 2012, alleging that our company had violated the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Following a detailed response to these allegations by DPDHL, the NCP rejected three out of four issues contained in the complaint and limited the scope to five out of 14 countries (Turkey, Indonesia, Colombia, Vietnam and India). During subsequent mediation talks, all parties agreed upon a Joint Statement in January 2014 and no finding was made that DPDHL was in breach of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. This also provides for on-going dialogue with UNI and ITF representatives in the future.
In Turkey the issue between our DHL Supply Chain subsidiary and the Turkish trade union TÜMTIS over recognition of the trade union has been resolved. Collective bargaining negotiations with TÜMTIS began in a constructive spirit in November 2013.