The Union of Petroleum Workers of the Mexican Republic (STPRM) does not yet have an elected leader, as Manuel Limón Hernández has not been recognized by the Ministry of Labour as the new leader of the oil tankers.
The head of this unit, Luisa María Alcalde Luján, clarified during the president’s morning conference that the oil union will have to organize elections, in accordance with the new Labor Reform, to define who will be its new secretary general.
«The next secretary general of the Petroleum Union must be elected democratically, through personal, free, direct and secret ballots. The STPS in coordination with Segob will verify that the call is issued later this year and the election is made in accordance with the new law,» he explained.
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According to the newspaper Reforma, the Secretariat of Labour had extended the constancy in which it recognized the leadership of Limón Hernández until 2024.
Mayor added that STPS has received at least three requests to seek recognition as secretaries-general.
The first, on January 23, 2019, Rubén Choreño, claims to have been elected as secretary general at a convention on January 17, 2019.
On March 12, 2019, Mario Rubicel Ross ruled that he was elected as secretary general at a convention on December 16, 2018.
And on August 7, 2019, Henry of the Angel Bauza states that he was elected as secretary general at a convention held on June 23, 2019.
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All were delivered before the resignation of the general secretary of the Petroleum Union, Carlos Romero Deschamps, on December 9, 2019.
«In the previous three applications the promoventes claim to have dismissed Carlos Romero Deschamps; however, having failed to comply with the legal and statutory requirements, they declared theself inappropriate,» said the head of the Labour Secretariat.
On 3 January, Alfredo Domínguez Marrufo Under-Secretary of Labour, informed in a briefing card that for the STPS the assertion made by Mr. Mario Rubicel that «to have the guarantee of the judiciary to fill the vacancy left by Deschamps» has no legal basis.
In the information card, the Undersecretary states that «it should be noted that the decision of Judge 8th District of Mexico City in the 2020/2019 amparo trial, visible in public version on its internet portal, refers to an incident of nullity of notifications.
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«The only thing it marks is the obligation to replenish a notification process to Mario Rubicel and it does not speak around the note that he requested.»
It adds that because of the above, the STPS is awaiting the District Judge «to notify us of its decision, and then assess whether or not it is relevant to file the review appeal provided for by the Amparo Act».
Dominguez Marrufo reiterated that since the entry into force of the Labour Reform, it is of great importance to the Government of Mexico that workers have truly representative trade union organizations, which is made possible by guaranteeing the personal, free, direct and secret vote in the election of their union leaders.
With information from Notimex.
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