MC informs that Morena, PRI and PAN rejected their initiative to guarantee a Dignified Rural Pension for people over 60 years of age

Mexico.- The MC Parliamentary Group reported that Morena, PRI and PAN rejected their initiative to guarantee a Decent Rural Pension for 16 million people over 60 who work in the country’s fields.

“Morena, PRI and PAN convened the United Commissions of Social Security, and Rural Development and Conservation, to reject an initiative that the Orange Bank has promoted in the Congress of the Union since the LXIII Legislature, with initiatives by Senator Clemente Castañeda and the current deputy Arturo B. De la Garza”, indicated the parliamentary faction in a statement.

He stressed that, in contrast, yesterday the Constitutional Points Commission approved shielding government pensions and economic support so that they are not subject to withholdings, discounts, deductions, compensation or embargoes by individuals.

“With their vote, they were denied the right to receive a dignified retirement, with a pension of about 5,000 pesos per month for life,” the bench reiterated.

He recalled that in 2019 it was identified that 87.7 percent of workers in the field do not have labor rights, nor do they have access to a pension, according to the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval), since only seven out of every 100 rural workers receive bonuses.

“However, Morena rejected this proposal on the grounds of not having an analysis of the economic impact on public finances of this initiative, despite the budget increase they have approved for megaprojects during this administration.”

The bench regretted that Morena had also ignored warrants from seven local Congresses, Nayarit, Jalisco, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Chihuahua, Baja California and Aguascalientes, who asked the Chamber of Deputies to guarantee them a fair and dignified retirement.

“The bench regrets that this proposal is rejected and will continue to present causes that guarantee better conditions for the countryside, a Dignified Rural Pension. Our field deserves to be taken care of in an integral way, beginning by offering better living conditions to the people who work in it”, he concluded.

With information from the Chamber of Deputies

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