/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Unifor advises Canadian negotiating team at NAFTA talks/

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Unifor, Canada's largest union in the private sector, is advising the Canadian negotiating team as NAFTA talks continue this weekend in Washington, D.C.

"Unifor represents members in every key economic sector, and it was these workers who paid the price for the last NAFTA accord," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias from Washington. "Our union has a first-hand understanding of the issues and is well aware of the pitfalls, we're here to share that experience with the Canadian negotiating team."

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.

WHAT:

Unifor advises Canadian negotiating team at NAFTA talks

WHO:

Jerry Dias, Unifor National President

WHERE:

Washington, D.C.

WHEN:

Saturday August 19 and Sunday August 20 (9:00-11:00 a.m.)

 

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.

SOURCE Unifor

For further information: 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).

RELATED LINKS
http://www.unifor.org

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