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NAO Puebla

May 11, 2005

NAO Puebla Chronology

Chronology of Public Communication 2003-1 (Puebla) to US and Canadian National Administrative Offices (NAO)

September 30, 2003: The Worker Assistance Center (CAT) from Puebla, Mexico and United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) submit Public Communication 2003-1 (Puebla) to the U.S. NAO based on the case of Matamoros Garment.

September 22, 2004

Puebla Complaints Affirmed in U.S. NAO Report

A summary of the Canadian and US reports on the Puebla case.

May 28, 2004

Recommendations to the Canadian NAO in the Puebla case

  1. Conciliation and Arbitration Boards (CABs) publicly disclose union registrations (registros) and collective bargaining agreements (both important transparency measures currently not practiced by the Mexican government);
  2. CABs grant registros in a transparent manner in accordance with Federal Labor Law;
  3. A tri-national oversight committee be established, composed of labor rights experts with the power to investigate and issue reports regarding allegations of violations of the first three NAALC principles (freedom of association and pro

May 28, 2004

Requested Actions for the Canadian and U.S. NAO in the Puebla case

Actions that workers are asking for from the NAO

April 1, 2004

Testimonies from the NAO’s Public Meetings on the Puebla case

NAO Public meetingsThose who provided testimony in Washington were Nilay Vora (USAS), Robert Jeffcott (MSN), Sal