New Protocol for the Legitimization of Existing Collective Bargaining Agreements, Requiring Employee Ratification Vote

New Regulation or Official Guidance

On July 31, 2019, the Mexican Ministry of Labor (STPS by its acronym in Spanish) issued the Protocol for the Legitimization of existing Collective Bargaining Agreements (Protocol), which was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation. The Protocol will require all unions in Mexico that are parties to collective bargaining agreements to revisit employee support for the current agreement; otherwise, if the legitimization process is not carried out, the collective bargaining agreement will be terminated.