IMSS and SNTSS sign Collective Labor Agreement 2021-2023

  • In the federal government there is the conviction that the institutions are as strong as their workers are strengthened: Zoé Robledo.
  • Bilateral work maintains constant and productive dialogue; the voice of the workers was heard, highlighted Dr. Arturo Olivares Cerda.

The Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) and the National Labor Union of Social Security (SNTSS) signed the agreement to review the Collective Labor Agreement for the biennium 2021-2023, which endorses the commitment to promote greater welfare in favor of the working class.

The agreement was signed by the general director of Social Security, Maestro Zoé Robledo, and the Secretary General of the National Executive Committee (CEN) of the SNTSS, Dr. Arturo Olivares Cerda.

During his message, the general director Zoé Robledo pointed out that on the part of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador there is the conviction that “the institutions are as strong as their workers are strengthened, that the construction of a better quality of care requires better conditions of work”.

He underlined that the Union’s commitment goes beyond addressing the pandemic, it is a union organization fully added to the process of change and transformation of the IMSS that was raised at the 110th General Assembly, a Union fully committed to transparency.

In this sense, he reiterated his congratulations for the recognition that the Union received from the Ministry of Public Function for complying with 99.9 percent of the patrimonial declarations of its workers. “We are the public sector institution with the highest level of compliance, it is said very easy but it really is a great feat that requires a lot of commitment.”

Zoé Robledo recalled that on January 6, 2020 in Oaxtepec, Morelos, together with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the IMSS and the SNTSS made the commitment to recognize the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in order to access better working conditions.

For this reason, he stressed that the Collective Labor Agreement considers establishing a Bilateral Commission to recognize the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the Institute and comply with the Official Mexican Standard for Nursing Practice in the National Health System.

“This is one of the legacies that Dr. Olivares, in his time at the General Secretariat, and his servant, as general director, I am sure that we are going to leave them so that the next generations can locate when the IMSS began to adapt, update and to improve from this transformation process ”, he indicated.

He pointed out that there are challenges to be addressed to achieve the goal of the IMSS being the great provider of health services for beneficiaries and the entire population without social security. “The Institute will walk with the Union, and with the Union everything, without the Union absolutely nothing so that it continues to be that space of the people that heals and heals and rescues the people of Mexico.”

For his part, the general secretary of the SNTSS, Dr. Arturo Olivares Cerda, stressed that today the process of contractual and salary review is completed with the signing of the new Collective Labor Agreement, which will be in force for the period from October 16, 2021 to October 15, 2023.

He said that during the 60th Ordinary National Congress, the congressional delegates, representatives of the IMSS workers, unanimously approved each of the achievements obtained in this review process “which undoubtedly enhances our labor pact with Social Security.”

He said that a great effort has been made to repay the dedication and passion with which the Covid-19 pandemic has been faced, the benefits in favor of the working base and open the doors for future negotiations on issues that for many years have not been they had touched.

Dr. Olivares Cerda recognized President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for his social sensitivity and commitment to continuously improve working conditions, “he has shown, once again, to be an ally of Social Security workers.”

He affirmed that the bilateral work maintains constant and productive dialogue, and thanked the IMSS general director “for his support and openness to listen to the voice of the workers, a position that facilitates the agreement and the awareness that, if we offer the workers conditions labor and professional and personal development, we contribute decisively to the strengthening of Social Security ”.

During the signing of the Collective Contract, a recognition was made to the members of the National Executive Committee of the Union and the Review Commission for reaching this agreement that marks the route not to back down in the gains that the workers have achieved.

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