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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Social security reform news

Looks like I may need to revise this paper under review for publication. The Fox administration will try, with the support of the PRI, to push its pension privatization proposal for government employees through the legislature in its last session before the 2006 elections. I still think the new independent federation of government workers' unions will put up a fight, so it should make for an interesting process.

From left to right: The Director of the government workers' social security institute (ISSSTE); the Chair of the Social Security Commission in the Chamber of Deputies, a leader in the teachers' union, and PRDista who is strongly opposed to the reform; another Deputy I don't recognize; and finally, the leader of the social security workers' union (SNTSS), who has his Deputy seat thanks to the PRI.

The workers (SNTSS) of the other social security institute (IMSS) have left talks with the administration of the IMSS. Their negotiations are also about the union's pension scheme. The SNTSS Secretary for the Exterior, who is quoted in the article, is suggesting that a strike in October is likely.

posted by Michelle @ 10:15 AM,


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