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Unifor unites with Mexican workers as NAFTA talks resume

November 16, 2017

Mexico City – Unifor National President Jerry Dias will participate in a forum organized by Mexican labour unions before addressing thousands of Mexican workers at a rally outside of the NAFTA negotiations.

“Historically the NAFTA agreement has pitted workers in the three countries against each other, forcing them to undercut their standards of living while corporations have raked in massive profits,” said Dias. “Now we are joining together to send the message to governments and multinationals that we will no longer allow international trade deals to divide and exploit workers.”

Friday November 17, 2017:

WHAT: Panel discussions on the auto sector, and working conditions and wages in Mexico
WHERE: Senado de la Republica, Av. Paseo de la Reforma 135, Mexico City
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. CT

WHAT: Mexican workers rally outside of NAFTA negotiations
WHERE: Camino Real Polanco, Mariano Escobedo 700, Col Anzures, Mexico City
WHEN: 4:00 p.m. CT

To book an interview with Jerry Dias please contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O’Keefe at kathleen.okeefe@unifor.org or 1-416-896-3303 (cell).

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.