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Weekly Roundups

Diversity: A Good Institutional Decision

By Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Wed, 02/23/2022 - 17:51

Mexico’s public and private institutions are increasingly realizing the importance and public demand for diversity initiatives. At the federal level, the country’s National Institution of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) is conducting its second LGBTQ+ survey. Meanwhile, a federal court ruled that a mining union leader must financially compensate workers.  

 

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Mexico

INEGI Launches LGBTQ+ Survey

The Mexican institution will the conduct its second survey related to LGBTQ+ issues in an effort to identify and understand at depth the needs and challenges affecting this community.

 

Union Leader Must Pay US$54 million to Mine Workers

The Federal Board of Conciliation and Arbitration (JFCA) declared that Mexico’s National Union of Mining, Metallurgical, Steel and Similar Workers (SM) will be responsible to repay a debt to 226 workers of the Cananea mine, Sonora. Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, General Secretary of the Union, was instructed to pay US$54 million plus interest to the workers.

 

Industry

To Be Diverse or Die? That Is the Real Question

“Greater workplace diversity, either in startups or big corporations, should not be a marketing strategy or something that is hyped. It should be recognized for what it really is: a good business decision,” said Fabrice Serfati, Partner and Managing Director, IGNIA Partners.

 

Inclusion, Wanted or Needed?

Gender equality is not a matter of desire, or “giving women a chance,” it is a matter of justice, necessity and survival, writes Karla Cedano, President, National Association of Solar Energy (ANES).

“Women need (not want) fellow women engineers who can relate to our experience to have better-suited products and services,” said Cedano.

 

Redefining Tech Skills for Health Talent

While technology is already used daily in healthcare, increasing its penetration could further benefit their profession and the patient, said health professionals. But despite its great promise, most health professionals feel insufficiently trained to deal with the digital revolution.

 

International

The US Labor Market Tighter than Data Suggests

Findings from the American Action Network indicate that the US’ unemployment rate and the adverse labor supply effect of the pandemic is more pronounced than what was previously implied by the labor force participation rate.
 

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Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Journalist & Industry Analyst