Mexican Senate passes Labour overhaul to ensure union freedom

Mexico’s Senate has approved a labour law overhaul directed at ensuring workers can vote for their union representation and contracts.

The law demands union votes and evidence of employees’ approval for contracts. The modifications are essential to acquire approval of this new U.S.-Mexico-Canada commerce agreement, which has been negotiated to substitute the aged NAFTA accord.

The labor movement of mexico has been stymied, and salaries kept low, by pro-government unions which sign contracts and organize plants behind employees’ backs.

The bill Monday night declared goes to the president to be signed into law.