San Quintín laborers demand that agreements are fulfilled

On Thursday they will ask the Interior Ministry to press companies so that they get the salary increase that was promised to them and that they are registered at the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS).

English 26/08/2015 12:51 Julián Sánchez Actualizada 12:51

The Alliance of National, State and Municipal Organizations for Social Justice in Baja California denounced that the 13 agreements signed between the laborers of San Quintín, federal and state authorities and companies have not been fulfilled.

On Thursday they will ask the Interior Ministry to press companies so that they get the salary increase that was promised to them and that they are registered at the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS).

Also the organization said that authorities lie when they say that there are 122 companies in the San Quintín Valley that pay workers between 150 and 180 pesos (US$8.7 and US$10.5) per day, because 15 of them no longer exist, among them Seminis Vegetal and Rancho Los Eucaliptos.

Earlier this year thousands of day laborers blocked roads, staged marches and held meetings with lawmakers to protest the grind of picking strawberries, raspberries and blackberries in the Baja California peninsula for what they say is as little as US$1 an hour.

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