The president of the Senate Labor Commission, Napoleón Gómez Urrutia (Morena), gave his support to the Executive’s initiative on the regulation of subcontracting, which will have the Chamber of Deputies as its Chamber of Origin. In December 2019, joint commissions of the Senate approved an opinion on reforms to the Labor and Social Security laws, regarding subcontracting, which was generated from an initiative by Gómez Urrutia.
Said opinion was stopped at the board of directors and it was considered that views of the private sector should be heard. The federal Executive reported on the morning of this Thursday, November 12, that it sent the reform initiative on subcontracting to the Chamber of Deputies.
Gómez Urrutia pointed out that this project by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador “represents a transcendental step for the defense of workers’ rights and puts an end to labor simulation, tax evasion and the payment of social security contributions, which generate large losses to the public treasury “. He affirmed that he agrees that the Chamber of Deputies begin the legislative process, even though a year ago a reform with an opinion was pending to be voted on by the plenary session.
Gómez Urrutia rejected that “the regulation or disappearance of this figure will affect the country’s production plant, as mentioned by some businessmen who resist losing their privileges and who for years have amassed great fortunes at the cost of violating the conquests of the working class”.
He pointed out that in outsourcing hiring, “in most cases, workers do not receive profits or bonuses, they contribute to Social Security below their real salary, they do not generate seniority and cancel unionization and the right to strike.” Once the bill on subcontracting is received in the Upper House, the Senate committees “are prepared to complete the legislative process, since a decision was approved a year ago and it was not referred to the Plenary.” He said that the Executive’s initiative “coincides in several fundamental aspects with that proposal, which in essence sought to regulate this hiring scheme and end all abuses against workers and fraudulent tax practices.”