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Unifor holds People’s Trade Town Hall in Windsor

June 26, 2018

WINDSOR – Unifor invites community members to a People’s Trade Town Hall in Windsor, Ontario on Wednesday June 27, 2018.

“Trade is an issue that impacts all of us – every worker, and every community. This is especially evident as the U.S. escalates a trade war with attacks on Canadian industries including auto, steel and aluminum,”said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

WHAT: Unifor People’s Trade Town Hall

WHEN: Wednesday, June 27 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Unifor Local 200/444 Union Hall 1855 Turner Road, Windsor, ON N8W 3K2

WHO: Guest speaker Tracey Ramsey, Essex MP and International Trade Critic

The Windsor Town Hall, hosted by Unifor Local’s 200 and 444, is the fifth event organized across the country to document the ideas and experiences of residents and trade deals. Additional Town Halls will also be held in the fall.

“This is part of a nation-wide discussion on what a People’s Trade agenda would look like and the steps required to achieve progressive international trade deals,” said Dave Cassidy, President of Unifor Local 444.

Findings of the town halls will be used to create a summary report and a set of people’s recommendations that Unifor will submit to the federal government to guide future trade deals.

“We’re engaging workers and communities to help build a constructive political dialogue on trade that works for people and not just corporations,” said John D’Agnolo, President of Unifor Local 200.

To find out more about the People’s Trade campaign visit unifor.org/peoplestrade.

For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O’Keefe at kathleen.okeefe@unifor.org  or 416-896-3303 (cell).