Saturday, September 23, 2023

The XV Labor Law Week Begins in the US and II Edition in Canada

  • From August 28th to September 1st, the XV. Edition of Labor Rights Week and September 5-8, the second edition in Canada, themed “Exercise Your Labor Rights”.
  • 52 Mexican consulates in the United States and six missions in Canada will participate

As part of a regional strategy for North America, the Mexican government, through its diplomatic and consular missions, will support the XV. Host the 2nd edition of Labor Rights Week (SDL) in the United States and the 2nd edition in Canada.

From August 28th to September 1st in the Mexican Consular Network in the United States and from September 5th to 8th in Canada, the Mexican missions in these countries aim to spread information and strengthen the Mexican community by raising awareness of and strengthening their labor rights.

On behalf of the Department of State (SRE), Director-General for Consular Protection and Strategic Planning Vanessa Calva Ruiz, along with Consul of Mexico in Kansas City Soileh Padilla, will open Labor Rights Week in the United States.

The inauguration of the SDL in Canada will be led by the Embassy of Mexico in that country, as well as senior Canadian authorities and the SRE.

Labor Law Week will include various activities, such as:

  • Face-to-face workshops on safety at work
  • Support networks and migration rights of workers who are victims of human trafficking
  • women’s rights in the workplace
  • Consular office services

Under the theme “Exercise Your Labor Rights,” the goal this year is to provide labor rights information that is available to all Mexican workers, regardless of their immigration status.

Information sessions will be held in coordination with labor authority representatives at the three levels of government as well as strategic allies such as lawyers, unions, and NGOs.

This initiative has established itself as one of the most far-reaching forums in the field of preventive protection for the benefit of Mexicans working in the United States and Canada. In the 2022 edition, the SDL conducted a total of 773 events, reaching more than 340,000 people both on-site and online, and 281 protection cases were identified.

To date, there are various cooperation mechanisms with local authorities such as the Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Commission for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC), as well as with civic organizations.

Serving Mexican workers in the United States and Canada is a priority for the Mexican government, which recognizes their contribution to economic activities.

The Department of State reiterates its commitment to promoting respect for and compliance with the labor rights of Mexican workers.






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