Mexico City / 08/15/2021 19:10:42
Lorenzo Córdova, president counselor of the National Electoral Institute, described as an unprecedented mission the participation of the INE as an observer of the process of legitimization of the Collective Labor Agreement (CCT) of the union that works at General Motors (GM) in Silao, Guanajuato, on the August 17 and 18
Through a message, Córdova explained that the INE officials who make up this observation mission They will render an objective, impartial and professional report on the day in which more than 6,400 workers will participate.
“It is up to the unionized workers to develop this voting day and to the INE only to carry out the technical observation process for which it was invited,” said Córdova.
Córdova reiterated that this unprecedented mission It has been agreed between the governments of the United States and Mexico to comply with the closures of union democracy established in the Federal Labor Law and in the Trade Agreement signed by Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC).
In this regard, the INE indicated that it would participate as a national observer at the request of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) will be an international observer of the process in order to “achieve union democracy within the framework of the T-MEC.”
“This exercise will be a very important benchmark, since Mexico has until 2023 for all company unions with investments from all T-MEC partners to carry out democratic processes for the determination of their union leaders and the acceptance or rejection of the current collective bargaining agreements ”, explained the president of the INE.
Similarly, the electoral authority emphasized that In the 2019 labor reform, the INE was considered the institution of the Mexican State that guarantees democratic life, which has resulted in the incorporation of the presidency of the Institute as a member of the Governing Board of the Federal Center for Labor Conciliation and Registration and in the generation of collaboration mechanisms with the STPS.
The @INEMexico participates as an observer in the process of legitimation of the Collective Labor Agreement of the union of GM Silao, Gto. An unprecedented process of observation in order to achieve union democracy within the framework of the T-MEC in which the ILO also participates. pic.twitter.com/dc2cyPhPD5
– Lorenzo Córdova V. (@lorenzocordovav) August 15, 2021
In that sense, the INE mentioned that the invitation to participate in this process is a recognition of the institute’s international prestige as well as the professionalism and objectivity with which it carries out all its tasks, including dozens of observation missions in which it has participated around the world in recent years.
Although the vote is still in charge of the union “Miguel Trujillo López” of the CTM in front of a dissent from Senator Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, the INE will be responsible for ensuring that the process is repeated, but this time without illegal practices, since they can act as judge and party, being in charge of receiving the votes, counting them and protecting them.