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ADVISORY: National President to speak to thousands of Mexican workers

August 31, 2017

Mexico City – As the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade resumes, Unifor National President Jerry Dias will speak to thousands of Mexican workers at a rally for labour rights in Mexico City.

“NAFTA may have brought jobs to Mexico, but it did not bring prosperity as international companies instead chose to pit worker against worker in a race to the bottom,” “said Dias. “Unifor stands united with the working people of Mexico. Together our unity is a path to justice for every worker affected by NAFTA.”

Dias, who is in Mexico City to continue his role as advisor to the Canadian NAFTA negotiating team, will call for higher wages and improved working conditions for Mexican workers at the September 1 rally.

WHAT: Unifor National President speaks to Mexican workers at labour rights rally
WHERE: Palacio Legislativo de San Lazaro, Mexico City, Mexico
WHEN: Friday September 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. CT
WHO: Jerry Dias, National President of Unifor

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

Last week, Unifor joined with the United Auto Workers of America to call on Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and lead Canadian negotiator Steve Verheul to address the imbalance with Mexico in the auto sector as NAFTA is renegotiated. For more information visit