Mexican Chamber of Deputies approves constitutional reforms to labor law

The Mexican Chamber of Deputies approved the bill sent by the Senate to amend Articles 107 and 123 of the Constitution concerning labor justice on 4 November 2016 (Televisa). The amendment will dissolve the Boards of Conciliation and Arbitration and pave the way for the creation of labor courts, while Congress will have power to issue general laws to standardize the labor courts throughout the country (Televisa). The measure was easily approved in the House of Chambers with 379 in favor, two against and nineteen abstaining. PRD Deputy and Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Issues Guadalupe Acosta Naranjo observed Article 123 of the Constitution was one of the few items left intact from the 1917 constitution. Acosta Naranjo added the amendment transfers the power of the Boards of Conciliation and Arbitration, which were part of the Executive branch, to the proper judicial channels (El Financiero).