The Mexican Episcopal Conference (CEM) invites all parishes and lay movements to pray for those who suffer injustice at work and live in precariousness.
More than 30% of the working population in Mexico is irregular, i.e. without access to social and labour benefits.
According to data from Oxfam, the minimum wage in Mexico is the lowest among the member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Women tend to have less access to social and employment benefits than men. According to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), women earn on average 15% less than men in similar jobs.
Furthermore, COVID-19 highlighted inequalities in access to social and employment benefits between regular and irregular workers.
According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Mexico was one of the countries in the region with the greatest loss of regular jobs during the pandemic.
On Sunday, 16 April, the Mexican Church held its monthly Day of Prayer in which it asked God to transform precariousness and injustice at work so that the rights of workers and the efforts of employers are recognised.
We implore God our Father and our Mother, the Virgin of Guadalupe, to enlighten and encourage us to continue building the peace in Mexico that we so desire'.