The United States Trade Representative Office (USTR) activated the Rapid Response Labor Mechanism of the T-MEC, for the sixth time since the Treaty entered into forcebut for the second time against the company Manufacturas VU.
In a letter addressed to Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, Raquel Buenrostro, the USTR stated that are concerned that workers at the Manufacturas VU plant in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, have been denied their labor rights regarding free association and collective bargaining.
The USTR stated in the letter that the company “supports and tends to be in favor of one union, CTM, and against the new representative union, Liga Sindical Obrera Mexicana.”
He added that “for example, it seems that the company is giving the CTM greater and easier access to the facilities, while the Liga Sindical Obrera Mexicana has more limited and restricted access; that the company has a practice of allowing CTM supporters to participate in union activity during working hours, while disciplining and warning League supporters when they do the same.”
It is worth mentioning that “the request is the second time that the United States has asked Mexico to review the labor conditions at that plant,” since on July 21, 2022, the USTR filed the first request for a Rapid Response Labor Mechanism against the same company.
Hereinafter The Mexican government has 10 days to respond to this request and they must respond within the next 45 days.for which the United States said that it is willing to work together with Mexico to ensure that the labor rights of factory workers are respected.
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