On March 8, in Santiago de Chile, Australia, Brunei-Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Mexico executed again the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after the United States withdrew from it.
Roberto Campa Cifrian, who substituted Alfonso Navarrete Prida as Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, appointed 13 new officers and ratified 4 more, who will integrate his team.
Since Feburary 1, 2018 the new value of the Unit for Measure and Update (UMA) will be Mx $80.60 pesos daily, Mx $2,450.24 pesos monthly and Mx $29,402.88 pesos yearly.
On December 7, 2017, Senators Tereso Medina and Isaias Gonzalez submitted a bill for the Senate’s approval which creates the Federal Institute for Conciliation and Labor Registrations and amends several ordinances on labor justice
The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare is working on a project to create the National Agency on Health and Safety at the workplace which purpose is to strengthen the actions to prevent work hazards and protect the employees while performing their duties
The National Commission for Minimum Wages (CONASAMI) used the Independent Recovery Amount (MIR) and increased the general minimum daily wage (Mx $80.04 pesos) in Mx $5.00 pesos. Over the new amount (Mx $85.04 pesos) the 3.9% increase was anticipated, with what starting on December 1, 2017 the general minimum daily wage will be Mx $88.36 pesos. On the other hand, the professional minimum wages in force since December 1, 2017 were also increased in 3.9 %.
The National Commission for Minimum Wages (CONASAMI) convened a meeting for November 21 to discuss a possible increase to the minimum wage between 10% and 12.5%. A decision shall be made before November 30. The discussion will take place in parallel to the Fifth Round of Negotiations of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), where the labor topic was treated.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare called the National Commission for Minimum Wages (CONASAMI) to a meeting where a possible increase to the minimum wage will be discussed upon the Labor Congress’s request
During the first round of negotiations of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canada delivered a text based on the need to comply with the 8 Fundamental Conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO). Mexico has ratified 7 of the 8 Fundamental ILO Conventions and is likely to also ratify Convention No. 98, which is still pending
On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Government officially published and served the Canadian and Mexican Governments with a document entitled “Summary of Objectives for NAFTA Renegotiation” which introduces a substantial chapter on labor rights. This new labor chapter of NAFTA basically addresses the same concerns as the Trans Pacific Partnership (“TPP”): freedom of association, right to collective bargaining, minimum living wages, fair and transparent labor justice.