MEXICALI.- The collective agreement concluded between the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) and the State Union of University Workers (SETU) received the certificate of legitimacy from the Federal Center for Conciliation and Labor Registry, a branch of the Ministry of Labor. and social security.
For this process, a consultation was carried out in which the majority of the administrative and service personnel of the UABC approved, through personal, free, direct and secret voting, the collective agreement that applies to them. This consultation complied with the rules and requirements of the Federal Labor Law and the Protocol on the Legitimization of Collective Labor Contracts.
To hand over the certificate of legitimacy, a meeting was chaired by the Rector of the UABC, Dr. Luis Enrique Palafox Maestre. the Secretary General of SETU, teacher Nazario Rangel Catao, and the Secretary of Labor and Social Affairs of the State of Baja California, teacher Alejandro Arregui Ibarra, who was present as an honorary witness.
Dr. Palafox Maestre highlighted the work of the administrative and service personnel of the UABC, since without them the university would not advance in the essential processes of teaching, research and the expansion of the culture and dissemination of science. “I would like to thank the more than 1,800 employees who do their best every day to uphold the name of the university.”
For this reason, he pointed out that creating job stability at UABC is the optimal goal, since in this way the educational services that this university offers to the more than 68,000 students it educates are guaranteed.
For his part, Professor Rangel Catao thanked for the support and accompaniment of the university and government authorities to achieve the final part of the legitimation process, which consists of the issuance of a certificate by the Federal Center for Arbitration and Labor Registration. He also thanked the UABC administrative and service staff who participated in the consultation and supported the SETU collective agreement.
Teacher Arregui Ibarra congratulated both the UABC and SETU for legitimizing the collective agreement they formalized. He added that the changes in the new union reality tend to be complex, which is why he reiterated the Ministry of Labor’s support for the new processes set out in the collective bargaining regulations. “We want the university to continue working, for everyone to do their part and for those who benefit from this to be the students and society of Baja California,” he said.