On January 6, 2020, the Mexican Congress issued the Organic Law of the Federal Center for Conciliation and Labor Registry (Law), whereby the Federal Center for Conciliation and Labor Registry (Center) has been created. The Center will be in charge of collective registration and individual conciliatory matters.
The Center is a public body, decentralized from the Federal Public Administration, whose main purposes will be to oversee the conciliation procedure between employees and employers on individual and collective matters under federal jurisdiction and to register nationally all collective bargaining agreements, official union contracts, internal labor regulation and trade union organizations. The Center will also handle all administrative-related processes related to its mission.
The Center will be located in Mexico City and will maintain a presence throughout Mexico through state offices.
Specific, primary duties assigned to the Center by the Law are:
To perform its role in individual conciliations within the federal jurisdiction; To perform its role in collective conciliations within the federal jurisdiction; To establish the employees' professional service of the Center; To establish training plans; To assist unions or employees in procedures related to the election of union directive boards, as well as to verify the compliance of the democratic principles and applicable legal requirements; To convene and organize the headcounts for the consultation upon employees' request or in case of reasonable doubt about the veracity of the documentation filed in the verification of the election of union directive boards; To issue non-conciliation certificates; To issue representation certificates; To verify the support of the employees' majority in the collective bargaining agreements that rule them and their revision agreements, keeping the elections fair; To take into consideration the proposals and opinions of the Agreement and Productivity...