ACCESS Case Story 2: Resolving Labour Issues in the Electronics Industry in Mexico

ACCESS Case Story No. 2

Resolving Labour Issues in the Electronics Industry in Mexico. 

By Brian Ganson

In 2005, the Mexican labour advocacy organisation Centre for Reflection and Action on Labour Issues (CEREAL) and the National Chamber of the Electronic, Telecommunications and Information Technologies Industry (CANIETI) in Mexico began a dialogue to address highly contentious relations between workers and electronics manufacturers in Mexico supplying global brands.

By 2009 parties were able to report meaningful progress in resolving labour grievances and working to prevent new ones. In 2013, however, the parties’ ability to work together on structural issues remains in question. The relatively long timeframe encompassed by this case story allows reflection on the possibilities and challenges of addressing parties’ fundamental concerns through consensual processes.

To read the full version of the case story, please download the pdf below. 

Panel discussion of "Resolving Labour Issues in the Electronics Industry in Mexico"

At ACCESS' launching conference in 2012, the case of Resolving Labour Issues in the Electronics Industry in Mexico was discussed in a panel of stakeholders who were involved in the case:

  • Anne Lindsay, Private Sector Policy Analyst at Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

  • Karl Daumueller, Program Manager & SC SER Lead Auditor, GLobal Procurement Service, Hewlett-Packard

  • Felipe Burgueño, Coordinator of the CEREAL liaisons

The session was moderated by Beth Fascitelli, Head of Consulting and Senior Trainer at Meta-Culture. 

The video below highlights some of the issues discussed.

 

Country: 
Mexico