SURREY, BC, Oct. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - As part of a national effort to keep the North American Free Trade Talks focused on the needs of working people, Unifor is holding six simultaneous rallies across the country on Friday.
"Canadians need a re-balancing of NAFTA, one that puts workers and communities first," said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor BC Area Director, who will be speaking at the rally.
Earlier this week Unifor representatives met with MPs to call for a renewed NAFTA that puts the needs of workers and their communities first. Unifor stressed that the government should continue to push stronger labour rights and work protections in all NAFTA countries along with a range of other recommendations to reform auto trade, safeguard Canada's culture, remove extraordinary investor privileges among other issues.
WHAT: Rally for a Better NAFTA
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 315,000 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: Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at [email protected] or 778-903-6549 (cell).