Newspaper La Jornada
Wednesday, June 8, 2022, p. fifteen
The leader of the National Union of Postgraduate College Workers (Sintcop), Juan Hipólito Valencia, trusted that the strike – which is now 82 days old – could be lifted shortly, since the sector authorities will attend to their demands, including an increase wage.
Yesterday afternoon, after a meeting of more than six hours with Mario Julio Córdova, director of Human Capital of the Ministry of Agriculture (Sader), the general director of the school, Juan Antonio Villanueva, and labor authorities, the general secretary of the union assured that the negotiations
progress in a positive way.
There are already possibilities of lifting the national strike these days (which they maintain on several campuses). At the beginning they will give us 100 percent of lost wageshe maintained in an interview and pointed out that the proposal will be submitted to consultation with the worker base.
At the same time, attention is being paid to the comprehensive issues of temporary positions, reclassification of unionized administrative positions, and labor reengineering.indicated the Colpos in a statement.
Yesterday, shortly before 7 in the morning, some 200 members of Sintcop arrived at the Sader headquarters, located on the corner of Cuauhtémoc and Municipio Libre avenues, where they blocked vehicular traffic and set up some tents. The blockade at that point lasted around 12 hours, after the union leader informed the administrative workers that the negotiations were advancing after a meeting with the authorities inside the unit.
Regarding his request for a 7.36 percent salary increase, Hipólito Valencia pointed out that the Postgraduate College offered a higher percentage than the initial 3.5, although he decided not to give more details.
until it’s done.
The Sintcop leader commented that the parties will meet today at the Federal Labor Center to advance in
a final agreementand hold conciliatory talks regarding violations of its CCT, including reactivating the ladder to allow the promotion of those who are entitled to a reclassification of their employment level.