On January 31, union and social organizations will hold a demonstration, both face-to-face and virtual, demanding the installation of a dialogue table with the authorities of the federal government.
This was announced by the representatives of the National Union of Workers, (UNT), el Broad Social Unitary Front (FASU), the National Meeting of Leaders (ENADI), who detailed that the national day of struggle will include representative rallies before the Senate of the Republic and in the main public squares of the country, in addition to the transmission of these events by social networks.
During the health emergency, they stressed, the pressures have intensified for workers to accept cuts to their rights and jobs, as demonstrated in the case of the Telephone Operators’ Union, of the workers of decentralized public organizations, of the air transport, culture, education and energy, among others.
Likewise, they called on the labor authorities to establish the conditions to guarantee that the current stage of the constitutional reform on labor justice, whose central core is the legitimation of employment contracts, is carried out in full adherence to the principles of legality, transparency and respect for the freedom of union association stipulated in the regulatory law of the same, “avoiding at all times the undue interference by the bosses and certain political actors who only seek to undermine, divide and subjugate the workers for their own benefit.”
Francisco Hernandez Juarez, collegiate president of the UNT, stressed that “we are going out to express our concerns about the tone that some labor aspects are having, about our proposal that we have been promoting for all these years for the change of economic and social course of this country” .
He added that this moment is an opportunity with this new government “that removed from power the mafias that had been in power for many years, but that, if we do not succeed as a society in asserting ourselves in terms of the direction the country should take, the government I don’t think it can only consolidate the process of change that is underway. So, it has been hard for us to make our opinion known to the government, but whether we are taken into account or not, we have to continue fighting.”