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Significant progress in electricity workers dispute

15 May, 2013Members of the Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas (SME) remain united and are actively participating in the fight for reinstatement.

Last week, union leaders met federal government representatives to continue talks on resolving the dispute, including the proposal to give full retirement rights to 3,000 workers and provide health care for electricity workers.

Efforts are also being made to reach a political agreement with the country’s other electricity workers’ union, the Sindicato de Trabajadores de Electricidad de la República Mexicana (SUTERM), in order to come to an arrangement about the reinstatement of workers who refuse to accept their illegal dismissal.

A union member, Jorge Eulises Uribe Gaona, who is still in detention, is due to be released next week.

Martín Esparza Flores, SME general secretary and Humberto Montes de Oca Luna, SME external relations secretary, called on workers to remain united in the fight to win reinstatement.