Mexico Days of Action: February 18-24

February 14, 2013, 2:15 PM EST


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The CAW is joining with other affiliates of the IndustriAll Global Union, representing 50 million workers in 140 countries, in the Global Days of Action for Mexico from February 18 to 24 to advocate for free and fair trade union rights in Mexico.  "The systematic violation of workers' rights occurs across all industrial sectors and regions of Mexico" the IndustriAll release states.  "The international trade union movement mobilizes each February to inform members and policymakers in their home countries of the need for change."

On the date that marks the Pasta De Conchos mine accident in 2006 that killed 65 miners in Mexico all affiliates are working to:

  • Provide justice for the families of the 65 miners killed at Pasta de Conchos on February 19, 2006;
  • End the use of employer dominated protection contracts-which deny the worker the right to democratic representation and collective bargaining;
  • Repeal the Labour Law enacted  December 1, -2012 that encourages dismissal of union activists, increases subcontracting and led to massive expansion of precarious employment-and;
  • Reinstate unlawfully fired union activists (SME,PKC;Vidriera de Potosi/Grupo Modelo;Honda; Calzado Sandak /Bata) and allow free and fair elections (PKC, Excellon, Honda, Atento).

To support and sign on to the PKC campaign visit: http://www.labourstartcampaigns.net/show_campaign.cgi?c=1724  

For more information, to found out what affiliates are doing or to download campaign materials visit www.industriall-union.org/mexico-campaign

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