Mexicali, September 17th. – The collective agreement between the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) and the State Union of University Workers (SETU) has been officially legitimized by the Federal Center for Conciliation and Labor Registration, an institution of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
This legitimation process included a consultation in which UABC administrative and service staff expressed overwhelming support for the collective bargaining agreement that applied to them. The consultation took place through personal, free, direct and secret voting in compliance with all provisions of the Federal Labor Law and the Protocol on the Legitimization of Collective Labor Contracts.
The certificate of legitimation was handed over at a meeting at which Dr. Luis Enrique Palafox Maestre, Rector of UABC, was present; Master Nazario Rangel Cataño, Secretary General of SETU; and Master Alejandro Arregui Ibarra, Secretary of Labor and Social Affairs of the State of Baja California, who served as honorary witness.
Dr. Palafox Maestre emphasized the importance of UABC’s administrative and service personnel to the university’s operations and expressed his appreciation to the more than 1,800 employees for their commitment. He emphasized that job stability is critical to ensuring the quality of educational services offered by UABC, which benefit more than 68,000 students.
Master Rangel Cataño thanked the university and government authorities for their support during the legitimation process and expressed his gratitude to the UABC employees who participated in the consultation and supported the SETU collective agreement.
Master Arregui Ibarra congratulated both parties for legitimizing the collective agreement and reiterated the Ministry of Labor’s commitment to supporting the processes established in the labor regulations. He emphasized the importance of the university continuing to act for the benefit of the students and society of Baja California.