With the passage of long-awaited reforms to Mexico’s Federal Labour Law on April 29, 2019, the country has entered a new era of labour relations. MSN's Catching Up series examines key issues and developments in the labour reform process, and their impacts on the right of workers to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Catching Up briefing papers:
- Registering Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining Agreements in Mexico (September 2020) explores the creation of Mexico’s new federal institution for the registration of trade unions and collective bargaining agreements, the Federal Centre for Conciliation and Labour Registration. This new institution is of critical importance to achieve the objectives of democratizing labour relations and eradicating the practice of protection contracts, as well as other practices that violated the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
- Mexico Budgets for the Transition (December 2019) examines how the Mexican government intends to pay for its implementation, through a review of the budget allocation in fiscal year 2020. The funding for implementation is of particular importance in light of the pressure placed on Mexico by the US Congress to show further commitment to the Labour Reform and its enforcement prior to any ratification of the US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.
- Mexico Enters New Era in Labour Relations (October 2019) summarizes the process for authentication of existing collective bargaining agreements, describes some of the challenges in the implementation of the reform, and provides a timeline of the road ahead.