Automotive and electronic companies would leave Mexico after strikes in Matamoros

There are 15 companies that generate around 30,000 jobs for the manufacturing industry and maquiladora.

In the midst of the labor strikes in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, 15 companies in the automotive and electronic sector have decided to leave the country, according to the National Council of the Maquiladora and Export Manufacturing Industry (National Index).

“We are talking about 15 companies that have announced that they are leaving the country and are from the automotive and electronic sectors. These companies will be reporting on the matter as soon as they have the authorization of their corporations, “said Luis Aguirre Lang, president of the Council in a conference call.

The companies that would retire generate around 30,000 jobs for the maquiladora and manufacturing industry.

Among the firms that would leave Mexico is APTIV, which has around 17 manufacturing plants in seven different states of the country and which it planned to invest for the development of auto parts.

Since the beginning of 2019, Matamoros has been in the midst of work stoppages in at least 40 companies in the manufacturing and maquila industry.

This situation was triggered by the revision of collective contracts in which workers request a 20% increase in their tabulators and a single bonus of 32,000 pesos. The above involves approximately 45 maquiladora companies, most of them from the auto parts sector, according to data from the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (STPS).

On the other hand, Aguirre Lang pointed out that there are 37 companies in illegal unemployment, which includes 13 firms of the automotive sector, with which the Local Board of Conciliation and Local Arbitration declared itself incompetent to carry out their process, for which the records of The tabulation reviews of these companies will be transferred to the Federal Board.

Despite this, until this 29th of January, around 13 companies have already signed agreements in which they gave in to the demands of the unionized workers.

Source: Forbes

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