The agreement reached with the American firm It also contemplates a salary leveling bonus for all workers who are not in a special level with more than 20 years of service and 15 dignified annual retirements for those who meet the established criteria.
“In the SYNTHIA we recognize the will of the company to negotiate in this new stage of unionism and we are convinced that it is possible to reach agreements to improve the living and working conditions of all workers,” the union added in the document.
The union added that, after last year’s salary increase of 8.5% plus bonuses, the agreements in the last year have meant a growth of 26.3%which represents more than a quarter of the Previous Collective Agreement, negotiated by the Miguel Trujillo López union, affiliated with the Confederation of Workers of Mexico (CTM).
The workers of the Silao plant elected SINTTIA in February 2022 after dismissing, in a controversial vote, those who had been their labor representatives for more than a decade, breaking the control of groups favorable to the companies that operated behind their backs. while cheap labor attracted companies to Mexico.
Currently, the General Motors plant employs 6,383 people of which just over 5,490 are unionized.