Exclusive: Red tape, bad data and bribes endanger Mexico’s workers

11/26/2020

Source: Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Workplace accidents and deaths in Mexico routinely go unreported as companies flout labor laws and officials struggle to share data, a Thomson Reuters Foundation analysis found, with concerns that budget cuts and COVID-19 could put workers at greater risk.

Exclusively obtained data from public records requests and interviews with 10 current and former labor ministry officials revealed the system meant to keep workplaces safe and fair has been beset by corruption, bogus inspections, and a lack of data.

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