Trade unions in the US and Mexico filed the first complaint under the â€˜rapid response mechanismâ€™ in the US, Mexico, Canada trade deal which allows companies abusing labour rights in those countries to face penalties.
The complaint is against Tridonex auto company which has factories in Mexico.
Abuses unions have documented in their complaint include:
- over 600 workers fired for supporting independent union activities
- workers harassed who have tried to join an independent union or organise workers
- workers not able to elect union leaders or ratify their collective bargaining agreement
More information on the case is here: