According to the STPS, 862 thousand 489 workers whose work rights are affected by illegal subcontracting. Stock Photo: Cuartoscuro
The Government of Mexico detected a total of 1,200 companies with possible illegal subcontracting schemes that concentrate 862 thousand 489 workers whose work rights are affected.
In the morning press conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, it was explained that companies that violate the law are investigated and that thousands of workers were laid off in the last month of 2019.
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“There were 380 thousand workers laid off in December and this has to do with all the practices that come from time ago to not recognize workers’ rights, not pay taxes.
We want to report on this issue because the law has already been modified, so tax evasion is already a crime. We are going to act and the law is applied, these cases cannot be allowed, ”said the federal president.
The head of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS), Luisa Maria Mayor, explained that illegal subcontracting practices have been growing in the country, because by 2019 5 million workers are counted in this scheme and 6 thousand companies that They perform abusive outsourcing.
#Live | @LuisaAlcalde, Secretary of Labor, attends the #ConferencePresident to inform about the inter-institutional measures that are carried out to combat illegal subcontracting. https://t.co/CfUVbK6G9v
– STPS Mexico (@STPS_mx) January 15, 2020
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