MEDIA ADVISORY - Unifor National President to speak to thousands of Mexican workers

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - As the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade resumes, Unifor National President Jerry Dias will speak to thousands of Mexican workers at a rally for labour rights in Mexico City.

"NAFTA may have brought jobs to Mexico, but it did not bring prosperity as international companies instead chose to pit worker against worker in a race to the bottom," said Dias. "Unifor stands united with the working people of Mexico. Together our unity is a path to justice for every worker affected by NAFTA."

Dias, who is in Mexico City to continue his role as advisor to the Canadian NAFTA negotiating team, will call for higher wages and improved working conditions for Mexican workers at the September 1 rally.


Unifor President speaks to Mexican workers at labour rights rally


Palacio Legislativo de San Lazaro, Mexico City,  Mexico


Friday September 1, 2017 at  11:00 a.m. CT


Jerry Dias, National President of Unifor


Last week, Unifor joined with the United Auto Workers of America to call on Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and lead Canadian negotiator Steve Verheul to address the imbalance with Mexico in the auto sector as NAFTA is renegotiated.  For more information visit

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.


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


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