MEXICO CITY, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Mexico's government said on
Friday that a trade union vote at the General Motors Co
plant in the central city of Silao will be held on Feb. 1-2
after workers voted last year to scrap their collective
Under a Mexican labor reform that underpinned the new United
States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal, workers are
now meant to be able to freely choose groups they feel will best
fight for their interests.
A defeat for one of the most powerful unions in the country,
the August vote was the first test of labor rules https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/gm-workers-mexico-vote-scrap-union-contract-labor-ministry-2021-08-19
under an accord that replaced the 1994 North American Free
Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
GM workers will be asked to choose from four unions aiming
to win the contract, according to the document shared by the
Mexican government on Friday.
One, SINTTIA, is an independent group that grew out of the
efforts last year among workers to scrap their collective
The union that previously held the Silao plant's collective
contract will not attempt to win back its representation.
(Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon; Editing by David Gregorio)