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#1839
The Supreme Court of the National decided on May 12 that workers employed by the justice system, whether in administration, the court system, judge’s offices, police or military cannot form unions or engage in strikes. The case was brought by the State of Tlaxcala and the judges ruled that justice workers activities were covered by
administrative constitutional and legal codes, not by labor laws. Nine justices voted for the decision, with one judge voting against arguing that those workers enjoyed labor
About two weeks later 200 police in Guerrero declared themselves on strike because the state was keeping them in their stations and refusing to allow them to go home during the dissident teachers mobilizations. The Secretary of Public Security of Chilpancingo, the state capital, declared that there was no strike, though the media reported there were no police to be seen.