The Mexican Secretary of the Navy (SEMAR) secured the building where the Interjet airline was located, as well as a counter area in Terminal 1 of the Mexico City International Airport (AICM), which were taken over by former employees of the firm, who allege that their labor rights have been violated.
In December 2020, Interjet suspended all its flights due to lack of liquidity to operate. Subsequently, the Tax Administration Service (SAT) seized the company for tax debts.
In January 2021, former employees of the airline went on strike, took over the facilities and, since then, have demanded payment of back wages, as well as compliance with various legal benefits such as food vouchers and bonuses.
After almost two years of strike, the former employees handed over the seized facilities without resistance, after an operation carried out jointly with SEMAR (The Mexican Secretary of the Navy (Spanish: Secretaría de Marina, SEMAR) and the AICM authorities.
In a statement, the AICM specified that the action was taken “because it is a federal property that cannot be seized,” which is why a notary public came to validate the recovery of the properties that “remained under the protection of personnel from the Ministry of Navy Navy of Mexico, without causing any inconvenience or disturbance to users.
“It is stated that the properties mentioned are free of encumbrances and without affectation, according to the information provided by the Ministry of Labor,” the bulletin reads.