Bringing down the backlog is the goal of the CDMX Local Conciliation Board to transition to the new labor model

Mexico City, like 11 entities in the country, will transition to the new labor modelbut since it is one of the largest, it hopes that the implementation process can be delayed by 5 months, while the Local Conciliation and Arbitration Board and the CDMX experiment with a new scheme to end the backlog of files.

In interview with The Economistthe president of the JLCA-CDMX, Eleazar Rubio, recently appointed by the Head of Government as the new president, commented that he has a very clear goal, to move towards the new labor model, giving immediate results, to reduce the backlog of files that still exists.

“We arrived here with the firm objective of reducing the backlog, it is a backlog accumulated over decades and that has worsened with the Covid-19 health crisis and at the moment we have around 130,000 in process in the different procedural stages, and well that implies that we have to change things, we cannot continue in the same way”, he explained.

The point, he said, “is to end the lag, it is important because it is a historic struggle of the workers of the most unprotected classes; It is part of the social rights of the population, hence the reform in 2019 was aimed at changing the way of precisely dealing with this problem.”

The starting point proposed by the president of the JLCA-CDMX, is to make an analysis of each of the files, which exceed 130,000 with all those who continue to enter, to give a forceful response and in a month reflect results on the lag .

Right now, until the last day of April we will be able to receive complaints or demands, there is an approach that can extend this term that we have until October, but right now formally it is until the last day of April, until some legislative modifications are made; in a transitory article this term could be extended until the end of September, until then we will still receive matters to carry out those present”.

“There are human errors -in all this backlog- we need to know if we have those 130,000 or more files, and secondly, what procedural state is it in, so that once we are in that review, we are going to carry out a series of actions that allow us , apart from debugging it, promote some actions so that we can streamline the entire procedure in general terms”.

It is a strong challenge because, he also said, “we have to make a projection to see how long it would take us to make those 130,000, and face the closure of some meetings due to Covid infections”.

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