in

IndustriALL mobilizes against grotesque labour law reform in Mexico

18.04.2018

With a vote looming in the Mexican Senate on labour reform proposals, the next two weeks will be crucial in the decades-long struggle to secure labour justice for Mexican workers. Affiliates in Latin America and the Caribbean have been called upon to urge the Senate to reject the controversial proposals.

The President of the Senate has until 30 April to put the bill to a vote. If adopted, the reform would make a mockery of the constitutional labour reform introduced last February as a result of years of pressure by Mexican and international trade union organizations and other labour rights advocates.

Last year’s historic changes, aimed at addressing major deficiencies in the administration of labour justice in Mexico, were due to be implemented through secondary legislation which was expected to finally empower workers to exercise their fundamental right to organize and bargain collectively.

At the last minute, however, two grotesque labour reform proposals emerged which completely undermine the spirit and intent of the constitutional reform. The proposals strip workers of their fundamental labour rights and protect the vested interests of employers and “charro” unions, the ‘ghost’ unions which represent workers without their knowledge or consent – a practice that independent Mexican unions and the international labour movement have been trying to eradicate for years.

Source

Disclaimer: All third-party opinions expressed via IASWI accounts linked to and from this page are those of the individuals concerned and do not necessarily represent those of IASWI or its affiliates. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied. To discuss this disclaimer or the removal of appropriate credit for materials of which you hold copyright please contact us. All the third party videos and contents found on workers-iran.org is not hosted on our servers; all third party videos or contents are hosted on a third party site. The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors and news sources on the www.workers-iran.org do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of the IASWI or official policies of the IASWI. These posts are only generated for the purpose of information sharing on the labour related issues.

Written by IASWI

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

Nuclear workers protest in Ukraine

IndustriALL condemns Ghana Gold Fields retrenchments