Briefing Paper: Will Mexico’s labour justice reform remove barriers to workers’ rights? (July 2017)

On July 13, 2017, MSN released a Briefing Paper entitled Labour Justice Reform in Mexico.

Based on MSN’s own research and in-depth interviews with 16 Mexican and international labour rights experts, the paper analyzes the Mexican government’s  February 2017 reform to the country’s Constitution, which promises to provide better protections for the rights of workers to be represented by a union of their free choice and to bargain collectively.

Available in both Spanish and English, the paper describes the historical factors that led to the adoption of Constitutional Reform. analyses the current content, and raises critical questions about the opportunities and risks involved, including whether yet-to-be debated implementing legislation will reinforce or undercut the spirit and intent of the reform.