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Alfredo del Mazo: Edomex supports labor reform to strengthen the well-being, development and opportunities of workers

Xonacatlán, Mex.- In the State of Mexico, the labor reform promoted by the Government of Mexico is supported, so the state administration is committed to fulfilling its main objective, which is to strengthen the well-being, development and opportunities of the For this reason, the Mexican entity is one of the first states to implement the new Labor Justice System, said Governor Alfredo del Mazo Maza.

In this sense, he indicated that the institutions of the State of Mexico have the commitment to make the entity a fair land of opportunities, so the renewal of labor justice forces to comply with the expectations of the labor reform, so that its advance is favorable.

“That the Mexican institutions support the labor reform, that we realize its benefits and commit ourselves to fulfill its goal of strengthening the well-being, development and opportunities of Mexican families,” he added.

Accompanied by the Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare of the Government of Mexico, Luisa María Alcalde Luján, the governor highlighted that the State of Mexico is one of the eight states of the Republic that have already launched the new Labor Justice System.

He explained that, as a result of this action, Federal and State Labor Conciliation Centers and Labor Courts came into operation.

“In terms of labor justice, the reforms seek to resolve worker-employer conflicts with greater transparency and speed, through dialogue, understanding, and agreement between the parties.

“The creation of the Labor Conciliation Centers and the Federal and State Labor Courts, both replacing the Conciliation and Arbitration Boards, responds to this purpose, strengthening and modernizing the administration of labor justice,” he explained.

In this regard, he specified that in the State of Mexico the Labor Conciliation Center has already started operations, which has already had its first hearings, a space where workers and companies can resolve their differences without lawyers or intermediaries, but through the support of a labor conciliator specialized in conflict mediation, giving agility and certainty to the process, to make objective decisions and reach fair agreements.

Labor Justice System in operation in EdomexLabor Justice System in operation in EdomexEspecial

Del Mazo Maza pointed out that the entity has 100 conciliators and 65 percent are women, in addition to the launch of the Labor Justice Courts, in the regions of Toluca, Tlalnepantla, Ecatepec and Texcoco, the State of Mexico takes a decisive step in the transformation of the Mexican justice system and in the consolidation of alternative means of conflict resolution.

The head of the state Executive recognized the work and commitment to make the Mexican justice a modern and daily justice, which has been carried out by the Judicial Power of the entity, chaired by Ricardo Sodi Cuéllar, so that the State of Mexico can implement this system , which, he said, will give transparency to labor justice.

He stated that the personnel who will be in charge of the management of the cases of resolution of worker-employer conflicts, from the administrative positions and judges, were selected through an examination and training process.

He also pointed out that as a result of the work that was carried out in the local Legislature, the State of Mexico was the first entity in the country to approve the labor reform at the local level.

He added that the entity is working to build a reliable, egalitarian, close and accessible justice, which endorses the credibility of the institutions, to build a fair future and opportunities.

“We Mexicans have taken on the challenge of building a trustworthy, egalitarian, close and accessible justice, which endorses the credibility in our institutions and the trust that society places in them. Responding in a timely manner to these challenges is essential to build a just and fair future. opportunities to which we Mexicans aspire.

“In this task, the Legislative, Judicial and Executive powers of the State of Mexico, have joined forces and together we began the process of institutional transformation of our justice system,” he said.

Del Mazo Maza indicated that the labor reform of 2017 and its secondary laws of 2019 are the most important of the last 100 years, since it proposed a change to the system of protection of labor rights, based on three axes: union democracy, the strengthening of prior conciliation and labor justice in court.

Luisa María Alcalde, Secretary of Labor and Social WelfareLuisa María Alcalde, Secretary of Labor and Special Social Welfare

These actions, he pointed out, make it possible to strengthen human rights such as collective bargaining, freedom of association and access to prompt and expeditious justice.

He pointed out that the Federal Courts and the Federal Center for Labor Conciliation and Registration will have the responsibility of enforcing freedom of association and preserving justice in conflicts derived from the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.

While in state courts, workers and companies will have the opportunity to resolve individual disputes through agile, expeditious oral trials and in the presence of a judge.

The Mexican governor added that the labor reform establishes that the institutions for the administration of labor justice, as well as the parties in dispute, need to know in a timely and simultaneous manner the notifications and resolutions generated by the process, so the use of new technologies guarantees the symmetry of information between the parties and ensures compliance with the principles of speed, immediacy, transparency and fairness that should characterize the resolutions of labor justice.

In this task, he said, the Judiciary will be a fundamental ally, based on its experience and knowledge accumulated during its process of digitization and interconnectivity between institutions.

Alfredo Del Mazo also emphasized that the advances in the implementation of the Labor Reform in the Mexican entity have had the support of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, for which he thanked his trust in the State of Mexico to contribute to the strengthening of workers and labor rights, with the promotion of union independence and with the increase of their income.

For her part, the secretary Luisa María Alcalde pointed out that the new model is committed to conciliation, convinced that the ideal way to resolve conflicts is to seat both parties and listen to them and recognized the State of Mexico for the progress it has made in the matter.

“I must recognize, and I am not saying it because I am here, that the State of Mexico has been the most advanced, a pioneer in this reform, the commitment is evident, we have always recognized it and we put them as an example, because it has really been by conviction, being there, being able to build.

“It is not only the power to have the judges in office today, trained, the infrastructure, the technology, the dialogue with the organizations so that they begin with the modification of their statutes, and it is not an easy task, and even less for the State of Mexico, which is a very large state, ”he said.

For his part, Ricardo Sodi Cuéllar, president of the Judicial Power of the State of Mexico, stressed that with the implementation of the labor reform, Mexicans will have greater speed and efficiency when solving labor issues, both collective and individual, while employers and Investors will allow them to have more legal certainty about their capital, in addition, transparency is provided in the processes by having a 100 percent electronic court.

He added that in order to grant the labor justice that Mexicans deserve, these courts have 100 judicial collaborators, who incorporate 14 judges, personnel who went through a selection and training process that guarantees adequate and professional human capital.