What new trade rules mean for Canada’s autoworkers

Message from Jerry Dias
Over the past year, Canada, the United States and Mexico undertook a process to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (or NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has proven to be a bad trade deal for working people, especially for autoworkers. Fixing NAFTA’s rules – imagining different models and outcomes for trade – has been a longstanding desire of our union. Unifor approached this renegotiation as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to expose the problems with NAFTA and similar bad trade deals. We also approached this renegotiation by putting forward new ideas and trade provisions designed to help – not hurt – workers and communities.

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