Monday, May 29, 2023

Canada and Mexico Review Outsourcing and Labor Justice Reform Results

Within the scope of bilateral cooperation to strengthen the ties that unite Mexico and Canada, a meeting was held between the labor authorities of both Nations, attended by Luisa Maria Alcalde, Secretary of Labor and Social Affairs of the State of Mexico; Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Labor of Canada; and Alfredo Domínguez Marrufo, head of the Federal Labor Center.

In this meeting, held at the facilities of the Federal Center for Registration of Conciliation and Labor (CFCRL), Secretary Mayor and Minister O’Regan had a conversation about the actions for work, work and decent wages in Mexico, as well as the results of the reform regarding subcontracting and the labor justice system.

The head of the STPS emphasized that we are working hard and the challenges that lie ahead to change the culture in Mexico, the workers argue that collective bargaining is a tool to improve salary conditions, and to restore the essence of unionism.

Minister O’Regan mentioned the importance of cooperation between the two nations, in addition to mentioning that Canada is the nation with the second largest volume of investment in Mexico, after the United States of America.

He recognized progress by the Federal Labor Center, in areas such as the legitimization of collective labor meetings, collective bargaining and freedom of association.

In his participation, Alfredo Domínguez, director of the CFCRL, announced that 35,000 consultations were given with the participation of 4.2 million workers, where more than 20,000 CCTs are legitimate. In addition, he stated that there are 10,000 pending applications that can be submitted until July 31, “which we estimate that we will reach the end of this process with 26,000 legitimate contracts.”

He also emphasized the importance that the Federal Labor Center had in the transformation of the world of work, as it is the body responsible for registering, verifying, guaranteeing and legalizing the participation of workers through personal, free, direct and confidential. vote

Selene Cruz Alcalá, head of the Labor Defense Office of the Federal Attorney (Profedet), mentioned the collaboration between the offices of Profedet and the Federal Labor with the intention of advising and accompanying the workers from the conciliation process and, in the case of non-reach. agreement, them in the case of work before the new Labor Forums for free.

The national representation was made up of Esteban Martínez Mejía, head of Policy and relations of the United Institutions; Alejandro Salafranca Vázquez, Head of Decern United Work; while the CFCRL was attended by Gianni Rueda de Leon Iñigo, General Coordinator of Individual Conciliation; Diego Alberto Gatica Noriega, General Coordinator of Verification and José Maria Morelos Ordaz, General Coordinator of Registration of Associations.

While the Canadian embassy is established Shauna Hemingway, Deputy Ambassador to Mexico; Sandra Hassan, Deputy Minister of Labour; Peter Bouchard, Director of Labor and Commercial Affairs; Jane Deeks, Director of Communications and Felipe Alfaro, Political Advisor, both from the Office of the Minister; Yaneth Mahecha, Labor Attaché in Mexico.

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