CTM maintains General Motors contract at the Ramos Arizpe plant


Unlike the process that took place in Silao, Guanajuato, where the workers of General Motors decided not to legitimize their collective agreement of work; at the plant Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila; the two votes that took place on March 25, with more than 4,500 workers from the Assembly and Engine plants, decided to maintain the contract that represents two unions of the Confederation of Workers of Mexico (CTM).

In both cases, the results favored “Yes” by more than 90%, which allows workers to maintain the same collective bargaining agreement, and not only that, but also recognizes the work carried out by the two affiliated union leaders. to CTMand the Federation of Workers of the State of Coahuilaled by Tereso Medina.

In an interview, after the vote, Medina commented to The Economist that “we respect democracy, it was an exemplary, transparent process that complied with all the protocols that mark the process itself through the Federal Labor Center, where the collective contract was once again delivered to the workers, and they gave orientation courses -with labor specialists-, so that they knew exactly what legitimation is”.

At the Assembly plant, 2,657 votes were cast and the Single Union of General Motors Assembly Plant Workers, CTMobtained the support of 96% of the participants.

While 1,379 votes were cast at the Engines and Transmissions plant, and support for the Union of General Motors Engine and Transmission Plant WorkersCTM, “Fidel Velázquez”, was 94.12 percent.



With these new rules of the game, he said, “there will be new revisions in which authentic collective revisions take place, while responsible trade unionism is practiced and we can build international relations, which to the extent that the companies agreed to a commercial agreement, the Mexican unions can also make agreements so that union speaking we win the three countries”.

The union leader in Coahuilaand also a deputy of the PRIcommented that in his state there have been about 180 legitimations, all backed by 90% or more of the votes of the workers, “who have not rejected any collective bargaining agreement,” he said.

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