The United States is asking Mexico to investigate labor rights violations of small cargo carrier pilots, U.S. officials said Wednesday, the eighth request made by Washington this year.
Since the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) went into effect in 2020, USTR has filed a total of 13 labor rights complaints against facilities in Mexico.
The United States wants Mexico to investigate whether pilots of Mas Air, a freight carrier based in Mexico City, are being denied the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining. The airline’s website states that it operates five aircraft.
“Today’s action demonstrates the United States’ commitment to protecting workers’ rights under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in all industries,” Trade Representative Katherine Tai said in a statement.
Washington wants the Mexican government to review the order under the USMCA’s Rapid Response Action Mechanism. Mexico has 10 days to approve the review, and if it agrees, 45 days from Wednesday to finalize the review.
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