In the third ordinary session of the Coordination Council for the Implementation of the Reform of the Labor Justice System The modifications that provide for the extension of deadlines -modification of union statutes- were ratified, such as the start of 8 states in the month of November (not in October) to move to the new labor justice.

At the head of the works, Luisa María Alcalde, head of the Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS), stated that in the process of implementing the reform there have been obstacles, “in addition to facing ingrained inertias and resistance from created powers, we face unprecedented challenges in a context of global pandemic. Despite everything, we have shown that we know how to adapt, excel and cooperate in the search for solutions ”, he explained.

As part of the agreements that the Council made, there are new rules for the resumption of the term to adapt union statutes; In this sense, and after consultations with the Ministry of Health, it approved to grant unions 17 business days and 45 calendar days for compliance related to the adequacy of their consultation procedures for the approval of their collective contracts, and to adapt their processes voting on the new rules of union democracy, counted from the date the corresponding registry authority resumes work and the entity’s traffic light is green.

Likewise, it was agreed that the first stage of the new labor justice would begin the second week of November, so that the states can overcome the impact caused by the Covid-19 epidemic in their bidding processes, execution of work and training of personnel. .

It was also agreed that in the states of Tlaxcala and Guanajuato they are rescheduled for the start of operations of the new federal and local authorities for the last quarter of 2021.

Meanwhile, the states of Aguascalientes, Baja California, Guerrero, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo and Veracruz will be part of the Second Stage of implementation, and Baja California Sur, Colima and Querétaro were invited to join this group.

Among the progress made so far, the Liaison Unit for Labor Reform of the STPS reported 86% progress in adapting the statutes of active unions with federal registration, while at the local level it only has 10%. Likewise, 71,500 workers have exercised their personal, free, direct and secret vote to legitimize 168 collective contracts through 340 queries.

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