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Archive for 17. Oktober 2009

Solidarität mit der Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas (SME)

Posted by entdinglichung - 17. Oktober 2009

Der mexikanische Staat scheint es derzeit darauf anzulegen, die sich gegen Privatisierungen stellende, unabhängige Gewerkschaft der ArbeiterInnen in den Elektrizitätswerken, Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas (SME), zerschlagen und 40.000-45.000 gewerkschaftlich organisierte KollegInnen in der Stromversorgung entlassen zu wollen; Quelle: Aussendung von LabourStart, weitere Informationen auf Labour Notes:

Mexican electrical workers union faces destruction as police seize hundreds of installations

On Saturday, October 10, thousands of Mexican Federal Police seized control of hundreds of installations of the state-owned Central Light and Power Company (Luz y Fuerza del Centro), which supplies electricity to Mexico City and several neighbouring states.

Minutes later the government announced that the company was being liquidated and the 40,000 unionized workers dismissed.

If allowed to stand, the government’s decree could lead not only to the privatization of the country’s electrical industry, but also to the destruction of the Mexican Electrical Workers‘ Union (SME) and elimination of its members‘ collective agreement and pension benefits for 15,000 retirees.

The SME is one of Mexico’s oldest independent trade union organizations with one of the best collective agreements in the country. It has been playing a leading role in the fight against privatization, proposed regressive reforms to the Federal Labour Law, and other neoliberal policies.

Its destruction would therefore represent a major setback for Mexico’s independent labour movement and for all Mexican workers.

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