- In addition to this incentive for not getting fat, Petroleos Mexicano's employees will be entitled to a productivity bonus that will be 30.85% of the ordinary salary.
- They can also receive $330 for gasoline expenses and $400 for LP gas every 14 days.
Pemex, Mexican oil company workers will receive a bonus of approximately $5,545 for not exceeding 90 abdomen centimeters in men and 80 centimeters in women, and this program is regarded as a weight loss program. In the collective bargaining contract negotiations with Pemex’s union, the company agreed to an increase in the salary and benefits, but what stands out is that every employee will be entitled to this health bonus if they lose weight and maintain the loss until 2021.
Workers negotiated an increase to the ordinary salary of 3.37% and 1.80% for benefits.
According to a copy of the contract obtained by the media, it is specified that Pemex workers will be entitled to a health incentive that has already been in force for almost three years. In addition to this incentive for not getting fat, Petroleos Mexicano‘s employees will be entitled to a productivity bonus that will be 30.85% of the ordinary salary. They can also receive $330 for gasoline expenses and $400 for LP gas every 14 days. Pemex will have to allocate $2.5 million daily to cover the expenses of gasoline and LP gas of Pemex workers.
For his part, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) said that savings were obtained in the revisions of the Pemex workers contract, and he specified that the adjustments are focused on high-ranking officials, where per diem and commission payments were cut.
Pemex released a statement saying:
“In order to consolidate the policy of maximum administrative efficiency and financial discipline, both parties reached an agreement in the Collective Labor Contract, which reflects the fair demands of the workers. [Pemez] also agreed to harmonize the company’s expenses towards the union leadership, with the austerity framework that distinguishes this administration.”
A joint statement from the company and union stated:
“[A]lways in an environment respecting labor rights, they will continue to build a constructive and institutional relationship to strengthen the company by boosting its efficiency and competitiveness, to consolidate itself as the lever of the national energy development industry for the benefit of all Mexicans, which will allow them to face future challenges until they reach energy sovereignty. “