Pedro Américo Furtado, Director of the Country Office of the International Labor Organization (ILO) for Mexico and Cuba, reported that the Mexican government has not yet formalized the ratification of Convention 190 on the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work.
During his participation in the cycle of conferences “Labor reform, legal instrument for union democracy”, organized by the Federal Court of Conciliation and Arbitration, stated that although “we know that (the Agreement) was approved in the Senate of the Republic, but so far there is no commitment (from Mexico), because they have not deposited it” , stated when speaking of the importance of international conventions that are a pillar for union democracy.
After pointing out the process followed by the United Nations body to adopt a new agreement, he said that in the case of Mexico, work has been done by the Office of the ILO in the country to advance in the ratification of conventions such as 87 and 98 on the syndical freedom and the right to unionize “which are essential for a democratic state”.
In this sense, he said that it is not yet possible to file complaints related to Convention 190, whose purpose is to protect workers, whatever their contractual status: employees, interns or apprentices, job seekers or applicants, volunteers or discharged, and to individuals exercising the authority, duties or responsibilities of an employer, from any violence and harassment.
He stressed that “as long as the government of the Mexican State does not deliver an instrument of ratification, no commitment is generated.”
It should be remembered that the approval in the Senate of the Republic was carried out on March 15 and its publication in the Official Gazette was carried out on April 6, its delivery to the ILO.
Part of the ratification process establishes that the Convention will enter into force 12 months after the date on which it is delivered to the international organization.