MEXICO CITY (apro).- The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Economy (SE), admitted the review request from the United States, for an alleged denial of freedom of association and collective bargaining rights in Asiaway Automotive Components México (Asiaway Automotive).
Said plant is located in the state of San Luis Potosí and said review is under the protection of the Rapid Response Labor Mechanism (MLRR) of Annex 31-A of the Treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC).
From the admission of this request, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) has a period of 36 days to conduct an internal review to determine the existence or not of a denial of rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining. in the company.
“The Government of Mexico reiterates its commitment to effectively apply labor legislation, as well as the relevant provisions established in the T-MEC, thereby guaranteeing compliance and protection of the collective rights of the country’s workers,” the statement noted.
According to the latest Government Report of the Andrés Manuel López Obrador administration, Mexico has administered three review requests under Annex 31-A of the T-MEC for alleged denials of rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
This administration has avoided the application of trade sanctions or the establishment of a rapid response labor panel.
On June 28 and 29, 2023, the second meeting of the T-MEC Labor Council was held, where the three countries reaffirmed their commitment to the effective implementation of the labor obligations of the T-MEC and the intention to ensure the protection of workers. internationally recognized labor rights.