WINDSOR, ON, June 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Unifor invites community members to a People's Trade Town Hall in Windsor, Ontario on Wednesday June 27, 2018.
"Trade is an issue that impacts all of us – every worker, and every community. This is especially evident as the U.S. escalates a trade war with attacks on Canadian industries including auto, steel and aluminum," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
WHAT: Unifor People's Trade Town Hall
WHEN: Wednesday, June 27 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Unifor Local 200/444 Union Hall 1855 Turner Road, Windsor, ON N8W 3K2
WHO: Guest speaker Tracey Ramsey, Essex MP and International Trade Critic
The Windsor Town Hall, hosted by Unifor Local's 200 and 444, is the fifth event organized across the country to document the ideas and experiences of residents and trade deals. Additional Town Halls will also be held in the fall.
"This is part of a nation-wide discussion on what a People's Trade agenda would look like and the steps required to achieve progressive international trade deals," said Dave Cassidy, President of Unifor Local 444.
Findings of the town halls will be used to create a summary report and a set of people's recommendations that Unifor will submit to the federal government to guide future trade deals.
"We're engaging workers and communities to help build a constructive political dialogue on trade that works for people and not just corporations," said John D'Agnolo, President of Unifor Local 200.
To find out more about the People's Trade campaign visit unifor.org/peoplestrade.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 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: please contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O'Keefe at [email protected] or 416-896-3303 (cell).