Employees Forced to Resign from Union or Lose Their Jobs
(This alert was originally published by LabourStart.)
Some 30,000 technical and professional employees of PEMEX (the huge public Mexican petroleum complex) finally won the right to unionize upon their third attempt. The new union’s victory was short lived. Some fifty leaders and activists active in the “Unión Nacional de Técnicos y Profesionistas Petroleros” (UNTyPP), have been fired since January, joining many others who had been fired during the first two unionization efforts. Now, members are being informed that in order to retain their jobs they are required to sign two documents, one calling for the cancellation of the union’s registration and the other a resignation from the union.
Organizers are asking you to contact Mexican and PEMEX officials today! Please act now to support the Unión Nacional de Técnicos y Profesionistas Petroleros.