Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Government workers’ union negotiates 5.1% pay hike for 700,000

The federal government workers’ union has negotiated a 5.1% pay hike that will benefit 700,000 administrative and general services employees.

The pay raise and economic benefits came after weeks of negotiations between the Federation of Unions of Workers at the Service of the State (FSTSE) and the Secretariat of Finance (SHCP).

A press release signed by FSTSE president Joel Ayala stated that the raise will be retroactive to January 1, 2019. It includes increased benefits for training, transportation, food, utilities and social security.

Ayala pointed out that the contract includes a pledge not to lay off government employees, emphasizing that job security is one of the FSTSE’s top priorities.

“We have categorically affirmed that job security is a fundamental premise of labor relations, enforcing at all times, in accordance with the law, labor stability with comprehensive social security, guaranteeing labor rights, as well as full respect for union autonomy,” he said.

Ayala also recognized the support of President López Obrador for his role in the process.

In 2018, the final year of the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto, workers received a raise of 6.2%. In 2017 they received a 5.7% increase.

Sources: Sin Embargo (sp), El Universal (sp)

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.
Department of Justice building

DOJ charges 24 in Sinaloa Cartel money laundering conspiracy

0
The U.S. said 24 people are part of a drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy linking the Sinaloa Cartel to illicit banking in China.
A faucet with water coming out

Mexico City’s water supply from Cutzamala system to be shut off for repair

0
To repair a "sudden" leak in one of the system's control valves, authorities will cut off water on Wednesday night for six hours.
Tropical Storm One projection Cyclone Albert

Potential tropical cyclone approaches northeastern coast of Mexico

0
The potential tropical cyclone could become the first named storm of the hurricane season by Wednesday.