Article from Mexican Labor News & Analysis
Published by UE International.

Date published: February, 2016

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CTM Unions Demand Contracts Building New Airport

Various unions affiliated with the Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM) have filed denunciations with President Enrique Peña Nieto and the Secretary of Labor Alfronso Navarrete Prida demanding that they receive contracts for the excavation, leveling, clearing, and carrying of construction materials for the new international airport to be built in Mexico beginning this year.

The unions complain that the government has given contracts to a Union of Transport and Construction Workers (STTCSCRM) headed by general secretary Laura Angélica Henández Ledezma. CTM leaders have complained that her union has “no contract, no union committee, no workers, and no workplace as the law requires.” That is, Hernández is setting up a union unknown to the workers. Ironically, this is how many CTM unions are formed.

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