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Unifor and United Auto Workers meet Minister Freeland on NAFTA

August 24, 2017

Toronto – Unifor and the United Auto Workers will meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland to discuss preparations for the upcoming round of North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations.

"The next talks in Mexico will be key" said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "We got past the formalities in round one in Washington, now it's time to start seeing some cards on the table."

Unifor and the United Auto Workers, representing auto workers at the Detroit Three in Canada and the U.S., released a joint statement on NAFTA last month which is available at

On Friday, August 25, Unifor National President Jerry Dias and United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams will meet with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.

Minister Freeland will be available for a joint photo opportunity prior to the meeting.  Dias and Williams will be available for comment at the conclusion of the meeting. 

WHAT:                 Unifor and United Auto Workers hold NAFTA meeting with Minister Freeland

WHO:                   Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Unifor National President Jerry Dias, United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams

WHERE:               Minister Freeland's Regional Office, 150 King Street West, 24th Floor, Suite 2404, Toronto, ON

                       WHEN:                 11:00 a.m.  Friday August 25

               Media to arrive by 10:30 a.m.

  For further information: To book an interview with Jerry Dias please contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O'Keefe at or 416-896-3303 (cell)