At the last minute, the Federal Center for Conciliation and Labor Registration (CFCRL) determined to deny the attendance of 23 external observers who intended to attend the election process on February 1 and 2, to which more than 6,000 workers were summoned.
In one document, the Federal Center for Conciliation and Labor Registration led by Alfredo Domínguez Marrufo reported that the applicants, among whom are trade unionists from the United States and Canada –Ben Davis Y Jerry Dias, respectively-, did not meet the requirements to be able to attend on election day.
It should be noted that the workers must vote for one of the 4 union organizations, so that the winner can negotiate with the company. General Motors, a new collective bargaining agreement.
The authority stated that “as they are not included within the minimum requirements to be empowered as observers and observers of said procedure, as well as the existence of a union or commercial link that makes them prone to generate a state of inequity or uncertainty in the development of the consultation procedure, because it would be contrary to the principles of impartiality, objectivity, certainty and legality derived from having links to a union organization or association, or any link with the company.”
The denial of the 23 people, reported the authority, is “in order to guarantee the principles of freedom of association, collective bargaining and the legitimate interests of workers and employers, based on Conventions 87 and 98 of the International Labor Organization, This Registry Authority has the obligation to watch over and take care that this consultation procedure is carried out without acts of coercion or intimidation, to maintain a healthy environment during the voting of each worker, this is the free, personal, direct and secret vote”.
Those who will attend
On the other hand, the CFCRL accredited 4 representatives of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH); 40 people from the National Electoral Institute (OTHER); nine people as support staff; and four officials who were accredited from the American government; they will be able to attend election day.
It should be noted that in their capacity as observers, “the judgments, opinions or conclusions that they issue, either individually or collectively, prior to, during or at the conclusion of the consultation for which they have been accredited, will not have legal effects on it. and its partial or definitive results”.