Mexico admits US complaint of union rights abuse

The Mexican government confess one work review The United States for the accused rights infringement of workers at the Tridonex auto parts plant in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, on the Texas border.

The Department of Economy (SE) has confirmed that it will analyze the case with the Department of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) to determine whether freedom of association is required by the new Mexico-US-Canada Treaty (T-MEC). ), which replaced the previous NAFTA.

“The Department of Economy, on behalf of the Government of Mexico, has sent a letter to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) indicating that Request accepted تم The review was received on June 9.”


This is the America’s first labor complaint To Mexico under the T-MEC, which is effective July 1 for a period of one year.

Unions in the United States have, since May, denounced the alleged deprivation of freedom of association and collective bargaining by company workers in Matamoros.

This triggered a reaction from the Office of the United States Trade Representative, which requested a review of similar labor disputes in General motors (GM) in the state of Guanajuato.

In the case of the Matomoros Tidonex plant, SE said the review should be shared with the US “at the latest” on July 24.

“If it is decided that there is a denial of rights, a consensus must be reached repair cycle with their counterparts in the United States government.”


Mexico is deeply committed to T-MEC to restore its collapsed economy after the historic 8.2% contraction it suffered in 2020 due to the Covid-19 crisis.

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This year the government’s Department of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) estimates a recovery of more than 6%, particularly in the export sector, with the United States as the destination for more than 80% of sales.

But the United States has increased pressure on workers’ rights, even Vice President Kamala Harris announced it 130 million dollars of cooperationn to apply repair work.

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