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Letter to the Labor and Social Welfare Secretariat

Honorable Secretary Navarrete Prida: On behalf of the undersigned multi-stakeholder organization and apparel and footwear companies that source textile and footwear products from Mexico, we would like to extend our congratulations to the Mexican government on reforming the Constitution of the United States of Mexico to promote labour justice. In particular, we commend the creation of labour tribunals and an independent, decentralized institution for the registration of trade unions and collective bargaining agreements…We are encouraged that the constitutional reform, published in the Diario Oficial de la Federación on 24 February 2017, includes the creation of new labour institutions as part of the judicial system to replace the tripartite conciliation and arbitration boards, paving the way for workers in Mexico to more fully enjoy their internationally recognised rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining, as protected under ILO Conventions 87 and 98, and for a stronger Mexican labour justice system…