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Mexico: Industrial relations

Original and updating author: Mónica Schiaffino, Littler
Consultant editors: Isabel Pizarro Guevara and Hugo Hernández-Ojeda Alvírez, Hogan Lovells BSTL

Summary

  • Freedom of association is guaranteed by law and workers are free to form and join trade unions. (See Trade unions)
  • There are statutory rules regarding collective bargaining. (See Collective bargaining and agreements)
  • Although there are no statutory requirements on employers to inform and consult employees, employers must set up joint employer-employee committees to deal with a range of matters. (See Joint employer-employee committees)
  • Employees have a constitutional right to strike and there are rules regarding the lawfulness of a strike. (See Industrial action)