about 30 thousand workers began a strike of indefinite in 42 of the 96 maquiladoras in Matamoros, Tamaulipas.
The Union demands a 20% wage increase and your bond grow thousand per cent and reach 32 pesos per worker.
Discontent arose from their employers denied this benefit which, they claim, is guaranteed in their collective contracts of work and by the decree signed last December by the President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which ordered the increase to the double the minimum wage in the border area.
The affected factories are mainly foreign and are affiliated to the Trade Union of workers, laborers, industrial and Maquiladora industry (SJOIIM).
The SJOIIM represents 45 maquiladora workers, but a company officially agreed to Union demands and two others moved operations and liquidated its employees before the worker claims.
But the conflict that began two weeks ago, and that has left losses of more than $ 100 million, is shaping up to close companies, since yesterday Friday Signal Processing announced his departure from Matamoros.
The maquiladoras of the SJOIIM are the only ones with a clause that links his bonus increase to the minimum wage, that extraordinary was high 100% border on January 1.
On 12 January, groups of workers began work stoppages not endorsed by SJOIIM to demand 100% increments to their salaries, which are usually higher than the minimum wage.
The Ministry of labour, Luisa María Alcalde, said Friday that his unit is mediating in the dispute.
«With regard to the labour dispute in Matamoros, despite being a State subject, the STPS is contributing so that an agreement is reached. We have called the parties to continue the dialogue for the good of workers and employment sources», he said on his Twitter account.
With respect to the labour dispute in Matamoros, despite being a State subject, the @STPS_mx is contributing so that an agreement is reached. We have called the parties to continue the dialogue for the good of workers and employment sources.
-Luisa Mayor (@LuisaAlcalde) January 25, 2019 information sheet about the situation in Matamoros, Tamaulipas: pic.twitter.com/IMTVrRxztO – STPS Mexico (@STPS_mx) January 26, 2019 with data of reformation (subscription required) thanks for reading! Help us to continue with our work. How? You can now subscribe to political Animal on Facebook. With your monthly donation, you will receive special content. Find out how to subscribe here. Check our list of frequently asked questions here.