Updated October, 2007
- Thirty-four submissions have been filed under
the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC). Twenty-one were filed with the U.S. NAO of which nineteen involved allegations
against Mexico and two against Canada. Eight were filed with the
Mexican NAO and involved allegations against the United States.
Five submissions have been filed in Canada, two raising allegations
against Mexico and three raising allegations against the United
- Fifteen of the twenty-one submissions filed
with the U.S. NAO involved issues of freedom of association and
seven of them also involved issues of the right to bargain collectively.
One submission (9802) concerned the use of child labor, one (9701)
raised issues of pregnancy-based gender discrimination; two (9801,
2005-01) concerned the right to strike; four (9403, 9901, 2003-01,
2004-01) concerned minimum employment standards; and six (9702,
9703, 9901, 2000-01, 2003-01, 2004-01) raised issues of occupational
safety and health.
- Of the submissions filed to date with the U.S. NAO, four (940004, 9602, 9803, and 2004-01) were withdrawn by the submitters before hearings were held or the review process completed. Hearings were held on ten (940001, 940002, 940003, 9601, 9701, 9702, 9703, 9901, 2000-01, 2003-01). Eight of the U.S. submissions (940003, 9601, 9701, 9702, 9703, 9901, 2000-01, 2003-01) have gone to ministerial-level consultations. The U.S. NAO declined to accept submissions 9801, 9802, 9804, 2001-01, ,2005-01, and 2005-02 for review.
- Mexican NAO submissions 9501, 9801, 9802, 9803, 9804 resulted in ministerial consultations. Canadian NAO submission CAN 98-1 resulted in ministerial consultations. Canada declined to accept submissions CAN 98-2, CAN 99-1, and CAN 05-01 for review.
Reports of Review