General Motors in Silao and the new union reach an economic agreement for a salary increase

Silao, Guanajuato.- In Silao, Guanajuato, an agreement was reached between the General Motors (GM) and the National Union of Workers of the Automotive Industry (SINTTIA), After months of discussion, new labor conditions were established, which indicate that employees will enjoy economic benefits above inflation and the national average.

“The new CCT (Collective Labor Agreement) improves working conditions in all orders, the Agreement reached includes an entire economic package of salary increases and economic benefits, which is above inflation and the national average of revisions salary and contractual It was reported in an official statement by SINTTIA.

This new union made history at the plant in the Shallowsbecause for 25 years the workers were represented by the Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM)but recently new elections were held and for the first time employees had the right to elect a new committee, in this case it was SINTIIA, in USA Y Canadathe national leaders celebrated the situation in Mexico, because now General Motors will operate based on the new North American trade agreement.

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The economic deal reached by GM and SINTTIA represents the objective sought by the new North American trade agreement, which workers from Canada, United States of America Y Mexico they can elect their representatives and fight for their personal interests. The workers’ union commented that at first a hike of 19.2% was proposed to General Motors, citing the increase in inflation in the country, to which GM responded with an offer of 3.5%.This was reported last month by SINTTIA.

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On this occasion it was not reported exactly what percentage will be established in the new agreement, but what is a fact is that the new union in Silao has already managed to agree on an economic package that benefits workers, after months of discussion. SINTTIA had officially communicated that May 31 would be the deadline for reaching an agreement, otherwise a labor strike would be held, but this will no longer be necessary.

Negotiations began in March, the objective was to generate a new North American trade agreement, T-MEC, to have a balance between what an American and a Mexican employee earn and eliminate the previous rules specified in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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