Final gasp for electrical workers’ union

An estimated 6,000 former employees of the liquidated Luz y Fuerza power company blocked traffic in different parts of Mexico City yesterday for 11 hours as part of their continuing protest against the liquidation of the company and the loss of jobs.  On July 5, the Supreme Court ruled against the union, saying that the Government had the power to liquidate the state-owned company.  In the wake of the Court’s ruling, Labor Secretary Javier Lozano announced that the Government would reopen its buyout offer for former Luz y Fuerza workers.  While 63% of  LyF workers took the buyout offer last year, some 16,000 have thus far refused. (Universal 7/13, Reforma 7/9)

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