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Mexico passes labor reform, no democracy clauses

February 19. 2013 5:13PM
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(AP) Mexico's Senate has given final approval to a labor law overhaul that will allow outsourcing and part-time employment, but drops changes intended to democratize antiquated and authoritarian labor unions.

The bill has already been approved by the lower house and now goes to President Felipe Calderon for his signature. He originally proposed the measure.

The measure's supporters predict it will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs. Critics say the bill strips away job protections and seniority while doing little to combat the sclerotic leaderships that have spent decades in control of many unions.

The bill passed Tuesday is seen as a test of the commitment of the president-elect's Institutional Revolutionary Party to modernization. The party is allied with old-guard union leaders and opposed most of the democracy reforms.

Associated Press

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