US asks Mexico to review labor rights at Aguascalientes plant

The United States has asked Mexico to review workers’ rights at the Teklas Automotive auto parts complex in Aguascalientes state, the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) said Monday. Katherine Tai.

The official said the request was intended to “resolve a serious problem.” violation of workers’ rightsat an auto parts plant with an employer who can fire employees for participating in union activities.

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This is the ninth US request in 2023 and Mexico’s 14th request to renegotiate the trade agreement. TMECwhich also includes Canada and came into force in 2020, USTR said.

“Today’s actions underscore the United States’ continued commitment to using the tools created in the USMCA to protect workers’ rights organize and join a union of your choice,” Tai said in a statement.

In August, the Mexican government pledged to ensure that Textile factory “Interior Industries” (INISA) in Aguascalientes respects labor rights and applies sanctions in case of violation, following a complaint filed by the United States in this regard.

Under this pact, the Mexican government will ensure that INISA “guarantees respect rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining,” without interfering with union activities and maintaining its neutrality regarding various union options.

According to Reuters

Source: Aristegui Noticias