Fired Lexmark Workers In Arms, Announce Mobilization in Mexico City

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Fired Lexmark Workers In Arms, Announce Mobilization in Mexico City

 news 2016-01-19 at 11:31:26 am Views: 238
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    Fired Lexmark Workers In Arms, Announce Mobilization in Mexico City
    By Forum in Solidarity with Workers in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua

    (This Articles Was Translated from Spanish to English)

    Currently worthy Lexmark dismissed workers maintain a permanent factory outside the encampment, with freezing temperatures and strong winds, without having taken their meager salary and bonus. Urgently require the broadest solidarity of the union, national and international movement to sustain their struggle.

    Yesterday, January 11, a wide network of social, labor and political organizations, we have organized to surround solidarity to the various movements of workers in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, they are now struggling to assert what advocates the Constitution and international labor laws: decent wages, decent work, freedom of association and reinstatement of those who have been unfairly dismissed for trying to enforce these rights.

    They have come to the capital four workers and a worker dismissed by the multinational company Lexmark and his legal adviser, attorney Susana Prieto Terrazas. We have then expose the reasons for their struggle.

    The discontent of the workers started last October by the company's refusal to grant an adjustment from 114 to 120 pesos a day, many considered this last cap for workers with five or more years of experience in the production lines.

    The refusal of the company sparked discontent among workers who performed various stoppages in production lines and demanded the creation of a real union to defend their most basic rights.

    Despite the modest demand for an increase of 6 pesos a day (30 cents) could have been resolved without any problem by this powerful multinational employers, their response was to intensify repression inside the plant using the presence of municipal and state police, trained dogs and, in early December, with the dismissal of 90 workers, mostly women.

    This intransigence of the employers reflects only its intention to keep under conditions of semi-slavery of maquila workers and make it clear that to do with the complicity of the labor authorities who systematically refuse registration of real unions or impose "charro" unions of the CTM, CROC, CROM and many others.

    On Tuesday 28 December the Local Conciliation and Arbitration Board in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, refused the application for registration of union workers Lexmark multinational, under the pretext that the statute did not detail how their management still exist union property (art. 371, section XI). The legal representative of the workers, said the only way to refuse to register a trade union is to violate Article 365 of the Federal Labor Law, duly complied requirement.

    In Mexico, the ILO Convention 87 on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, it remains a dead letter.

    Currently worthy Lexmark dismissed workers maintain a permanent factory outside the encampment, with freezing temperatures and strong winds, without having taken their meager salary and bonus. Urgently require the broadest solidarity of the union, national and international movement to sustain their struggle.

    Lexmark workers have come to Mexico City to publicize their dignified struggle and pursue justice. They will not go empty-handed. That is the commitment of all organizations that sign this document.
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