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

Date published: May, 2016

Web version: http://www.ueinternational.org/Mexico_info/mlna_articles.php?id=245#1835

MINING CO.S VIOLATE UNION RIGHTS: REPORT

Mexico’s mining companies—including some of the biggest such as Alto Hornos de Mexico, owned by Alonso Ancira; Grupo México, owned by Germán Larrea; and Peñoles, owned by Albero Bailléres—have been making deals through Local Labor Boards that allow them to create company unions, eliminate collective bargaining agreements, and shake off benefit obligations among other illegal practices. This is according to a report prepared by labor law expert Óscar Alzaga and summarized in La
Jornada newspaper on May 30, 2016.

The mining companies are avoiding their legal obligations to work through the Federal Labor Boards, that govern national industries, by turning to the local labor boards. There the companies have succeeded in getting rid of several legitimate unions and contracts.

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