An international trade union has accused an employers' group of issuing "misleading" statements following an agreement on the introduction of new technology in hotels and catering.
Employers' group the International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IHRA) claimed they had blocked a workers' resolution at a meeting between worker, employer and government representatives last month at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva.
The resolution would have required employers to reach collective agreements with staff and trade unions before bringing in new technology.
But the employers' claim is not true, says Patrick Dalban, hotel and catering co-ordinator for the IUF, the international union. He insists that the conclusions - which are not binding - still encourage collective agreements.
The IHRA has now backed down and says that collective agreements remain in the resolution as one of several consultation tools.