Workers at a General Motors plant in Silao, Guanajuato, who voted against the cetemista union “Miguel Trujillo Lopez” are being subjected to hostility, harassment and persecution, denounced Canada’s largest union center, Unifor.
Jerry Dias, the Unifor leader, sent a letter to GM President Mark Royce, exposing the problem and asking the company to play a neutral role at this time when workers lack union representation.
“In recent months I have met with workers and union groups from Silao, and I have received reports that workers who voted against the collective contract are suffering harassment and persecution by factory management and representatives of the Mexican Workers’ Union (CTM),” Dias warned in the letter sent on October 12.
He noted that the company must respect the right represented by the consultations conducted at the Mexican plant, where the workers decided to terminate the relationship with the CTM union.
Legitimizing voting means recognizing the worker’s right to democratically decide who is best suited to represent him.
“GM must ensure a business management climate that supports this right and remains impartial,” Dias said.