What: Unifor Solidarity Rally
When: Friday, September 22nd at 4:30pm (Sheraton Hotel)
Where: Congregate at Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (150 Albert Street) and head over to Mexican Embassy at 45 O’Connor Street
Who: Speakers at the Ottawa event will include (not necessarily in this order):
• Labour Leaders from the U.S.
• Labour Leaders from Mexico
• Jerry Dias, Unifor
• Union members from General Motors Ingersoll, ON
Why: To urge all governments to negotiating stronger labour standards in NAFTA 2.0.
Unifor members at General Motors in Ingersoll, Ontario are currently on strike and are looking for written commitments from the company that ensures Chevy Equinox production stays at the Ingersoll facility (earlier this year GM relocated Terrain CUV production from Ingersoll to one of its Mexican facilities, cutting 600 jobs)