Mexican Parliament Debates Dangerous Labor Law Reform
September 28, 2012
By Stephanie West
Mexican workers continue to picket the Mexican parliament; unions are mobilizing throughout the capital and elsewhere, as politicians debate the extremely anti-worker legislation submitted by outgoing president Felipe Calderón.
The ITUC, AFL-CIO, CLC and trade unions from 20 countries have written to the Mexican parliamentary coordinators to express their severe concern over the proposed reforms to the labour law that stands to curtail all core labour and trade union rights of Mexico’s workers.
As is widely known and reported, workers in Mexico already face considerable obstacles to organizing and operating independent trade unions, as anti-union employers exploit a system of protection contracts with impunity from complicit authorities. A group of US members of Congress have written to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton registering their concern.