San Quintin Farmworkers to Negotiate Wage Increase

San Quintin Farmworkers to Negotiate Wage Increase

May 14, 2015

The state and federal governments, along with senators, committed themselves to negotiate with farm workers so that the wage increase is as close as possible to the demand of at least 200 pesos per day, retroactive to May 24.

After 12 hours of meetings, representatives of the federal and state governments and laborers of San Quintín reached an agreement and decided to talk about the wage increase at a next meeting to be held on June 4.

Miembros del FIOB y otras organizaciones sociales manifestan solidaridad con los jonaleros de San Quintín con una protesta ante las instalaciones de la empresa Driscolls en Oxnard, CA.

The state and federal governments, along with senators, committed themselves to negotiate with growers so that the wage increase is as close as possible to the demand of at least 200 pesos per day, retroactive to May 24.

Also they agreed that all workers will be registered at the National Social Security Institute (IMSS) for free, and that their wages will not be retained for any reason and will be paid on time.

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Moreover an investment trust with contributions from the federal and state governments and the companies will be created for the development of the area within the next 60 days.

Authorities will also revise and address the housing, nourishment, security and hygiene needs of workers and verify that no children work in the fields.

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