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Unifor to call for safe return of exiled Mexican union leader

September 3, 2017
Mexico City –

On Labour Day, Unifor National President Jerry Dias will open the Conference of the National Union of Mine, Metal, Steel and Similar Workers of the Mexican Republic, known as “Los Mineros”.

“Los Mineros is a leader in the fight for the rights of Mexican workers, but its President is forced to live in exile in Canada,” said Dias. “Unifor is calling on the Mexican government to publicly state that Napoleón Gómez Urrutia can return to home with a guarantee of his safety, and to end the attack on freedom of association.”

Dias is in Mexico with Unifor Quebec Director Renaud Gagné to provide advice to the Canadian NAFTA negotiation team. Dias will address the 500 delegates at the Los Mineros’ annual conference on September 4, 2017 in Mexico City.

WHAT: Unifor to address delegates at opening of Los Mineros Conference
WHERE: Dr. Vertiz 668, Col. Narvarte (entre Xola y Morena), Mexico City
WHEN: Monday September 4, 2017 10:00 a.m. CT
WHO: Jerry Dias, Unifor National President

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

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 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.