Unifor in solidarity with striking Mexican auto workers at Audi

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Independent Union of Audi Mexico Workers (SITAUDI)
César Orta, Secretary-General 

Dear Brother Orta,

Re: Unifor in solidarity with striking Mexican auto workers at Audi

On behalf of Unifor’s 315,000 members across Canada, we extend our full support and solidarity with the more that 4,000 striking auto workers represented by the Independent Union of Audi Mexico Workers (SITAUDI) at the Audi plant in Puebla, Mexico.

Our union has recently re-negotiated collective agreements for 18,000 members working for the Detroit 3 automakers, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, and we know how important it is to get the best deal for our members who work everyday building high quality vehicles, while auto companies reap billions in profits. We also know that just like in Canada, workers in Mexico have been grappling with the issue of the rising cost of living. While working families are struggling to make ends meet, Audi reported operating profits of 4.6 billion EUR, between January and September 2023, alone. The company must show its workers the respect they deserve and return to the bargaining table with an offer of decent wages and benefits that will ensure workers can improve their quality of life and standard of living.

Unifor will continue standing in solidarity with you until Audi workers in Puebla reach a fair deal and are committed to working and fighting together for better wages and working conditions for workers across this continent.

In solidarity always,

Lana Payne
National President