Both the Confederación de Trabajadores de México (CTM) and Miguel Trujillo López Union this Sunday rejected “intervention” by foreign unions over a complaint by US workers about a Mexican plant for General Motors (GM).
The Confederation of Trade Unions, Mexico’s largest labor union, has decried pressure from US unions to influence the union vote and the collective contract to be replaced this week at a General Motors plant in Silao, in the central state of Guanajuato.
“There has been, for several weeks now, constant pressure from American unions towards the Mexican authorities and towards the workers of this auto plant to try to influence the outcome; we therefore reject this intervention,” he said in a statement. Mexico and Washington had announced in July a “compensation cycle.” After a “request for review” sent by the United States on May 12 for irregularities discovered in voting on the collective agreement.
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