Government pushing for regressive labour law reforms in Mexico

April 5, 2011

The independent trade union movement in Mexico is denouncing proposed labour law reforms that will severely erode workers’ rights in Mexico. The ‘reforms’ could go before the Mexican Congress as early as this week. News of the proposed regressive reforms comes just weeks after unions from more than 40 countries participated in a week of rallies, marches and high-level government meetings to shine a light on the Mexican government’s failure to uphold international commitments to respect basic labour rights and worker protections.

The reforms, amongst other things, encourage even more precarious work arrangements, uphold the use of “protection contracts” and enable further weakening of unions and denial of legal entitlements through the use of outsourcing, subcontracting, temporary and conditional contracts for young workers.

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