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Mexico to begin review of labor dispute at General Motors plant

Stock MarketsMay 12, 2021 09:10PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A view of the entrance to the plant of General Motors in Silao, in Guanajuato state, Mexico, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Wednesday said it would begin a review of labor practices at a General Motors (NYSE:GM) plant in central Mexico after a formal complaint from the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

Mexico's economy and labor ministries said in a statement they had received the USTR's request for the Mexican government to "conduct a review of the alleged denial of rights to workers at the General Motors plant in Silao, Guanajuato."

Mexican authorities have ordered GM's union in the city of Silao to repeat a worker vote over their collective contract after detecting numerous "irregularities" in the initial process last month.

Mexico to begin review of labor dispute at General Motors plant
 

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Roger Miller
Roger Miller May 13, 2021 12:03AM ET
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I’ve witnessed before where automation was mothballed and production moved to low wage countries. Don’t think the opposite can’t happen. Mexico needs jobs, not unions.
Gene Kret
Gene Kret May 12, 2021 10:13PM ET
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Let those Mexicans unionize!!
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Roger Miller May 12, 2021 10:13PM ET
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Exactly, then the production can return to the US and be performed by robots. The laid off Mexicans can then get jobs at resorts catering to American tourists.
 
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