a) on November 20, 2015, the First National Meeting of Local Commissions to Prevent and Eradicate Child Work and Protection of Young in Working Age took place. Among its objectives, the Intersecretarial Commission to Prevent and Eradicate Child Work (CITI) pursues a gradual decline of child work until its eradication, and the protection of young in working age.
b) on December 1, 2015, the XIX Interamerican Conference of Labor Ministers (CIMT) took place in Cancun, Quintana Roo. The 34 member countries meet every two years to review the hemisphere’s situation and formulate regional cooperation policies on socio-labor matters.
c) on December 11, 2015, the Council of Representatives of the National Minimum Wage Commission (CONASAMI) granted a 4.19% increase to the general minimum wage for the unique geographical zone in the Mexican Republic, which will take effect from January 1, 2016. Accordingly, the minimum wage for 2016 will be MxCy $73.04 pesos (currently around USCy $4.20 dollars).
d) on December 14, 2015, the Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare published an accord in the Official Gazette by which the Notification System of Work Hazards is created. The main purpose of the accord is to establish systems and official forms to notify work hazards, as well as deaths derived from work hazards and illnesses, and will start having force as of January 1, 2016.