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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 22 May 2006 03:26 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Mexican union leader seeks shelter in Canada



2006-05-21 15:45:00

OTTAWA (CP) - A union leader at the centre of a labour crisis in Mexico has sought shelter from the storm in Canada, creating yet another awkward situation between the two countries.

The Mexican government removed Napoleon Gomez Urrutia from his post as head of the National Union of Miners and Metalworkers (Los Mineros) in February, accusing him of masterminding a $61-million money laundering scheme involving workers' funds.

Urrutia had been highly critical of national labour and safety standards during his tenure, and organized many wildcat strikes. He was replaced shortly after the death of 65 workers in a coal-mining accident that he called "industrial homicide."

His removal resulted in near chaos in Mexico's mining sector, and among the country's labour movement in general, helping to boost metal prices on world markets.

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posted 24 May 2006 04:49 PM      Profile for otter        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Since there are more and more Mexicans being imported up here as seasonal workers and exploitable labour it seems appropriate that we have a Mexican union leader already here to enroll them.
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