The Mexican government also asked Congress to postpone discussion of the law banning outsourcing until February.
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The Government of Mexico and the economic and union sectors signed an agreement on Wednesday to begin regularizing “immediately” Subcontractors and they asked Congress to postpone the debate on the executive bill that would drastically restrict this practice until 2021.
The President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced in November a controversial legal reform designed to ban the existence of companies exclusively engaged in the subcontracting of personnel.Outsourcing“And only approve in certain cases, which leads to discomfort in the private sector.
In the document he reported Reuters According to a preliminary draft, the government on Monday asked Congress to postpone the discussion to February at the request of businessmen who had requested a longer period to comply with the changes and avoid penalties.
In the agreement, signed by the leaders of the highest corporate and employee organizations, the Business Coordinating Council (CCE) and the Confederation of Workers of Mexico (CTM), the parties pledged to remedy the “abuse of human resource outsourcing” . .
“Companies in the country will immediately begin the process of regularizing their workforce under the law proposed by the federal government,” said Labor Minister Luisa Alcalde, reading the document at the daily presidential conference.
The tripartite agreement stipulates that the profit-sharing system required by law in Mexico has been “insufficiently defined” in the legal project submitted by the executive branch, so that time is needed for a discussion which makes a system possible. fair “and not discretionary.
“Given the scale of the reform and its operational implications, companies have requested time to complete this process,” the document said.
The delay in the legislative debate gives employers more flexibility. However, once it was signed, some unions expressed their opposition in a joint statement claiming that the bill is intended to restrict the freedom to subcontract threatens job creation.