In this edition: April 8, 2011
- The independent trade union movement in Mexico is denouncing proposed labour law reforms that will severely erode workers’ rights in Mexico. The government is hoping to fast-track their ‘reforms’ through the Mexican Congress before the Easter break.
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.
Trade unions and labour rights advocates globally have been speaking out against the proposed reforms.
- You can read more about this massive step backwards for Mexican workers on MSN’s website here.
- You can also join the chorus of voices supporting the independent trade union movement in Mexico and condemning the new law by sending a letter here, on the US Labor Education in the Americas website.
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