Mexico to review workers’ complaints at GM plant with US – El Financiero
The Mexican government of the United States has announced that it is ready to work with the administration of President Joe Biden to develop a plan to address the denial of workers’ rights in the truck factory in Mexico. General motors In Silao, Guanajuato.
The administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sent its response last Friday, before the end of the nation’s 45-day period to respond to a complaint from the United States under the trade agreement of the T-MECAccording to people familiar with the case, they requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly about the situation.
Both countries now have 10 days to consult and agree on compensation measures. If no agreement is reached, the United States can request the establishment of a rapid response task force to determine if there has been a denial of collective bargaining rights.
If the commission determines that there is a denial of rights, the US can impose solutions such as repealing truck free trade status, which means the vehicles would face a 25 percent tariff.
Mexico’s Economy Ministry press office declined to comment, while the US Trade Representative’s office did not respond to a request for comment.
Last month, the United States asked Mexico to review the alleged denial of workers’ rights at the General Motors plant in Silao, Guanajuato, the first time Washington itself has opened a labor dispute under the new trade agreement between the two countries. US Trade Representative Catherine Tay has asked Mexico to review whether factory employees are denied the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
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