After comparing the functions of the Federal Center for Labor Conciliation and Registration (CFCRL) with the National Electoral Institute (INE), given that it assumes all of its functions, Luisa María Alcalde Luján, Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS), stated that The current administration has the goal of ending the lag that exists in the local and special conciliation boards, Regarding labor lawsuits, in order to fully enter the labor model that has already begun to give results.
This November 3, not only did 13 states come into operation with the new labor model, but, the Federal Labor Center assumed the registration function of unions and collective contracts throughout the country.
“For the first time we will have a single union registry. Any citizen will be able to access and know statutes, directives, validity, registers, internal regulations and all registries will be open and in the light of citizenship. In the same way, there will be a single registry of universal access collective agreements ”, he said.
Thus, the Federal Center for Labor Conciliation and Registration “has the function of monitoring the processes of democracy. It is a kind of INE in labor matters, receives complaints, attends and verifies that the processes have been carried out through personal, free, secret and direct vote; that there is no type of intimidation and follow up on the legitimations of collective bargaining agreements ”, he explained in a brief interview.
In the new offices of the Federal Center, the Secretary of Labor affirmed that “with this new scaffolding, we are ending the endless labor lawsuits, there will be no room for excessive formality, procedural abuse, chicanery, coyotaje, or bad practices and vices that placed justice in the hands of a litigation industry that specialized in wearing down the parties and delaying agreements and saturating government institutions ”.
In the presence of union leaders from all walks of life, as well as the business sector and international organizations such as the ILO, Mayor Luján presented some of the results that are obtained from the first stage of the implementation of the labor reform in which they are already eight states as of November 2020; between these, conflict resolution through conciliation is 75%; while 86% of them are made in the first hearing; and in case of going to trial, a sentence is passed in an average of 3.5 to 4.5 months.
The judicial power
Regarding the creation of the Labor Courts, said the Minister of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, Fernando Franco González Salas, “the implementation of the reform has been an unprecedented challenge, as a State commitment, for all those involved. , but especially for the Judicial branch of the Federation due to the dimensions of its responsibility ”.
In that sense, he stressed that the duration of trials in ordinary proceedings has increased from approximately 4 years to an average of 4.5 months; trials of individual social security disputes are being resolved in 4.3 months; individual special procedures about 4.1 months, and collective special procedures within 2.7 months.
He acknowledged that the third stage is missing and consequently “it must be said clearly, there is still a lot of work to be done, we will surely conclude in May of next year with the third and last stage, so that the new labor justice system is working in all of our country at the federal and local level ”.