Mexico accepts US request to investigate auto parts plant for labor misconduct
MEXICO CITY, June 19 (Reuters) – The Mexican government said on Saturday it would investigate allegations of worker rights violations at an auto parts factory in the country’s north after the United States filed a complaint under the terms of the revamped was. North American trade deal.
The Mexican Ministry of Economy and Labor said in a statement that they had planned to review the Tridonex company in the border town of Matamoros to determine whether workers were denied freedom of union and the right to collective bargaining. The US accepted the request. .
Mexican officials have until July 24 to present their findings to their US counterparts, the statement said.
The claim was filed under the “Rapid Response Labor Mechanism” of the Agreement between Mexico, the United States and Canada (TMEC), which allows the review of specific labor problems and results in, in an extreme case, restrictions on imports. It is possible. of plant products.
Cardone Industries, the parent company of Philadelphia-based Tridonex, has said the allegations are false but will cooperate with the review process. (Reporting by Dina Beth Solomon)
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