Unions from 35 countries push for rights in Mexico
In support of the Global Days of Action, February 19 to 25, 40 unions from 35 countries called on the Mexican government to respect Freedom of Association by delivering letters, holding meetings and actions.
GLOBAL/MEXICO: Unions around the world delivered letters, held meetings with Mexican government representatives and organized rallies at Mexican Embassies and Consulates worldwide in defense of Freedom of Association and Union Rights in Mexico. The Global Days of Action held February 19 to 25, is part of an ongoing joint campaign of the IMF, ICEM, UNI, ITF and ITUC.
More than 40 unions from 35 countries took action.
Demonstrations were held at Mexican Embassies and Consulates in Seoul, Geneva, London, Pretoria and major cities in the United States, including Washington DC and Chicago. In Japan, a joint action and meeting with the Mexican Embassy is scheduled for March.
Unions called on the Mexican government to implement recommendations delivered by the International Labour Organisation's Committee on Freedom of Association in March 2011, end the attacks on independent unions and respect internationally recognized labour rights.
The week of international events was kicked off in Mexico City with a candle light vigil in honour of the miners killed in Pasta de Conchos on February 19, 2006. An international Solidarity meeting was held on February 21 in Mexico. Delegations met with representatives of the Mexican government in Korea, UK, Switzerland and Norway. Mar 01, 2012 – Kristyne Peter