In San Luis Potosí, barely 20% of the collective labor contracts have been legitimized, for which the head of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS), Néstor Eduardo Garza Álvarez, urged the unions to carry out this process or they will be left without title.
Garza Álvarez reproached that the unions in the state “are being lazy” and have not legitimized their collective bargaining agreements, “they are not giving legal certainty to companies or workers in labor relations.”
He mentioned that some unions argue that they do not have the resources to organize the process to legitimize their contract, to which he criticized what they have done with 50 years of union dues, “it is absurd.”
He pointed out that there are also union leaders who are confident that when the fatal date arrives – May 1 of next year – there will be an extension to carry out the process, however he stressed that “this is not going to happen, the Federal Secretary of Labor (Luisa María Alcalde), the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate, the President of the Republic, the government of the United States and Canada”; the last two, because it is one of the conditions established in the trade agreement with said countries.
The official indicated that at the beginning, two or three legitimations were carried out per day or per week, for which he said he did not understand what led to the slowdown in the participation of the unions, he even questioned “is it so certain that They have representativeness that for that reason they do not legitimize?
He specified that to date, only about 20% of the collective bargaining agreements have been legitimized, for which he called on the unions “to get their act together or they will lose ownership.”
The legitimation of collective bargaining agreements refers to a query that unions must carry out so that through free, personal, direct and secret voting, workers express their agreement or not with the contract that governs them.