ICLR Sends Letter to Mexican Legislature about Proposed Law Violating Labor Rights
ICLR sent a letter to all members of the House of Deputies and Senate of Mexico expressing its serious concern about the labor law “reform” proposal, being considered under the “preferential” fast track process, which it believes violates international law. The proposed law reform would dramatically curtail existing worker rights and protections, particularly the right to freedom of association. Freedom of association would be jeopardized by the proposal’s legalization of subcontracting of workers. Permitting subcontracting, as well as temporary and short term contracts for workers, severely undermines union security. Such a scheme would deny workers the right to organize, given that they would not be considered regular employees even if they worked for a company for many years. Read the letter here.