During the second round of negotiations of the Free Trade Treaty, the Canadian Jerry Dias criticized Mexico for keeping its citizens in the fight deliberately.
“It is a plot of argument to persuade the women too, supposedly, live better.”
In spite of the fact that the conversations between the representatives of the three countries have been kept secret, the arguments of one of the most important trade union leaders of Canada will be heard so loudly that they will reach the press of their country.
“It does not feel like having a NAFTA in those concessions … If Mexico does not improve its salaries and the exercise of the rights of its workers, the country will always be uneven among the countries.”
Dias assures that he is playing crook it by keeping the salary depressed. “If a worker from Canada or United States earns $ 35 for a job, why can not a Mexican worker earn 630 pesos, for the same time?”
The question is important when unions and others do exactly the same. “Mexican workers deserve a similar respect than their North American counterparts.”
It is not the first time that the head of the union – a Canadian union with more than 300 thousand members – expresses its vehemence in these matters. In July of this year, he published, together with Denis Wiliams, leader of the Canadian Self-Employer Syndicate, an article in the New York Times.
There he accused the government and the leaders of the CTM of being able to work in Mexico on the right to work, and also to keep the salaries of the workers very low on the market.
“In real terms, the Mexican salaries have remained seasonal since the NAFTA broke in 1994 … A Mexican auto-worker has three or more dollars per worker, (not even 10% of the income earned by their peers in the rest of North America), despite the very healthy profits of the industry. “
It has been possible, Dias and Williams reason, because government and syndicates are maintaining a system of training contracts that go with the interest of the workers.
The environmentalist Alex Cоbarrubias Valdenebró published in 2014 a study that will reinforce
The economist Alex Cоbarrubias Valdenebró published in 2014 a study that reinforces the diagnosis of these Canadian leaders. The Mexican paradox lies in the fact that the salary value is increasingly within the self-regulating sector, while earnings and productivity have not stopped growing in the last 23 years.
Mexico has become more competitive than its commercial facilities in punishing its workers. Demonstrates Cоbarrubias lо anteriоr with datоs durоs. While productivity, profitability, and profits multiply, the remuneration of wage earners within the value-added structure has declined steadily in the self-regulating sector.
In the past, “Mexico has shifted a greater share of income to cooperatives to the detriment of what workers perceive,” (Exploration of the Autonomous Industry, Frederich Ebert Foundation).
During the negotiations of this second round, Dias has presented five initiatives that bring great concern to Mexican business leaders and leaders, always keen to see improvements in the quality of life of their co-sponsors:
First, to finish with the mafia practice of the armaments that require long-term contracts where small salaries are guaranteed. Second, raise the minimum income in Mexico.
Third, create an international mechanism to dignify the labor standards of the signatory countries of NAFTA.
Fourth, to ensure that the workers of the automaker earn enough money to be able to buy the vehicles they manufacture. And fifth, to put an end to the intimidation and disappearance of leaders who have tried to improve the conditions of the Mexican workers.
The negotiation of treaties will bring unexpected unexpectedness. There will be no way, by the way, that Mexican negotiators will, as a matter of fact, elude the degrading trap that we have tended to our workers, in order to win the game of free trade.