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Zazil Collins

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Questions Surrounding Non-Stop Workplace Violence

Based on her experience of unjustified dismissal by the Secretariat of Culture of Mexico City, the writer Zazil Collins wonders about the normalization of labor abuses and the lack of union initiative among art and culture workers for a common defense.

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  1. For more information on INBAL’s ongoing workplace violence see: Alida Piñón, “Artistas llevan 8 meses sin pago de Cultura CDMX”, El Universal, November 27, 2019, Culture Section; available here; and “Protestan trabajadores del INBAL por falta de pagos”, La Jornada, 3 de noviembre de 2020, Sección Cultura; available here.

  2. Erika P. Bucio, “Demigen músicos que cumplir con promesas de retiro”, Reforma, March 3, 2020; available here only with newspaper subscription.

  3. In this regard, a series of pronouncements of the AMEDI (Mexican State News Agency for its acronym in Spanish) can be consulted here in the face of the unconstitutionality represented by the still opaque Law of the Public Broadcasting System of CDMX.


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