Media Advisory - Unifor available to comment on start of NAFTA negotiations

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Unifor, Canada's largest union in the private sector, is making its voice heard as the long-awaited renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement starts in Washington, D.C. this week.

"The fate of many good paying jobs and even entire industries are at stake," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "It's incredibly important that Canada gets it right at the negotiating table otherwise we'll pay for another generation."

Unifor has played an active role in the lead up to the negotiations. Dias has already met with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross twice to press Unifor's case that any new NAFTA must address the needs of workers and their communities. For more information on Unifor's position please visit unifor.org/NAFTA.

Starting Tuesday August 15, Dias will be in Washington, D.C. as a member of the stakeholders group offering advice to the Canadian negotiators.

The renegotiation of NAFTA is a central part of Unifor's broader People's Trade campaign, to be launched at the union's Canadian Council meeting in Winnipeg later this week.

WHAT:

Unifor available to comment on start of NAFTA negotiations

WHO:

Jerry Dias, Unifor National President

WHERE:

Washington, D.C.

WHEN:

Tuesday August 15 and Wednesday August 16

 

To book an interview with Jerry Dias please contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O'Keefe at kathleen.okeefe@unifor.org  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.

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For further information: contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O'Keefe at kathleen.okeefe@unifor.org or 416-896-3303 (cell).


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