Center for Reflection and Labor Action

We seek a fairer World of Work

We are looking for a dialogue that integrates the different voices of the world of work

We are a non-profit social organization, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1997.

We accompany workers in Mexico to guarantee – along with them and them – their human rights, decent work with rights and guarantees in an environment free from violence and discrimination.

We believe that with training in Human Labour Rights, the organization of solidarity groups, legal advice, accompaniment in defense processes, research and cross-sectoral dialogue with companies, non-governmental organizations, national and international networks, academics, government, workers and workers, we contribute to forming a fairer world of work.

Labour Reality

Jalisco is among the most important economies in Mexico. The Guadalajara Metropolitan Zone is in fifth place in the best cities of the future and second place in North America's economic potential.

The electronics industry generates more than 270,000 jobs, the second sector that contributes the most to the GDP of the export manufacturing industry, and exports more than $76 billion a year.

In Mexico, there are about 8 million workers earning between one and no more than two minimum wages. Starting in 2019 in the northern border area is $176.72 mxn per day and in the rest of the country, the general minimum wage is $102.68.

Under the Federal Labour Law located in Mexico, the minimum wage should be sufficient to meet the most basic needs of a full family of at least 4 people.

Despite being an industry that generates jobs, we wonder about the quality, wages it offers and the working conditions that workers live every day.

Under the Federal Labour Law located in Mexico, the minimum wage should be sufficient to meet the most basic needs of a full family of at least 4 people.

Despite being an industry that generates jobs, we wonder about the quality, wages it offers and the working conditions that workers live every day.

Juana

56-year-old single mother, has 3 children, works at the same company for 13 years, her salary is $1,275.00 per week (More than the minimum wage – $102.68)

Your expenses a week are as follows:

$600.00 – Food
$150.00 – School transportation
$364.00 – INFONAVIT Credit
$20.00 – Mobile airtime recharge
$37.00 – Gas
$25.00 – Light
$16.00 – Water

Juana

56-year-old single mother, has 3 children, works at the same company for 13 years, her salary is $1,275.00 per week (More than the minimum wage – $102.68)

Your expenses a week are as follows:

$600.00 – Food
$150.00 – School transportation
$364.00 – INFONAVIT Credit
$20.00 – Mobile airtime recharge
$37.00 – Gas
$25.00 – Light
$16.00 – Water

Juana

56-year-old single mother, has 3 children, works at the same company for 13 years, her salary is $1,275.00 per week (More than the minimum wage – $102.68)

Your expenses a week are as follows:

$600.00 – Food
$150.00 – School transportation
$364.00 – INFONAVIT Credit
$20.00 – Mobile airtime recharge
$37.00 – Gas
$25.00 – Light
$16.00 – Water

Our Achievements

Volunteers to this day.

Donations to this day.

Supported workers.

CEREAL in the media

Workers are urgently needed to participate in the implementation of the legislation, Cereal stresses.

The Center for Reflection and Labor Action (Cereal) stated that the reform to the Federal Labour Law will impact employees only if their implementation and participation is guaranteed. Nor can there be trade union democracy if employees do not participate and the leaders of today’s trade unions cease to represent.

Young Building the Future, facing the challenge of job precariousness.

In an unfavourable picture for youth insertion into Mexico’s labor market, the federal government-launched program has considerable challenges to face if it really seeks to provide better opportunities for that sector of the population.

 

Human Labour Rights (Center for Reflection and Labour Action)

See so many workers fired simply because they get pregnant; see that the worker is considered a link within the chain and that when he cannot produce more he is easily replaced; seeing those injustices has taken us from the CEREAL to seek better working conditions for workers.

Personal requests are available in Mexico.

Jalisco’s young people do look like they work, even if that means giving up a life expectancy or accepting that moving from temporary employment to another, will be the only way to seek economic stability and maintain a good lifestyle.

I'm going to lag through labor lawsuits.

Labour justice in Jalisco has not been supported with a larger budget that allows them to have more staff to vent pending trials, as well as lack of training for workers and greater settlement of claims through conciliation.

Participation in radio program.

In the radio program with participation of Griselda Triana, widow of journalist Javier Valdéz, Lui Fernando García Director of R3D La Red in Defense of Digital Rights (R3D), and Hugo Mendoza of the Center for Reflection and Labor Action (CEREAL).

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