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Trade Unions Demand ‘Respectful’ Agreement From NAFTA/TPP Trade Negotiations

Posted November 27, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Canadian Press)

As renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) continues, members of the Unifor union demonstrated Saturday in Montreal to demand “respectful” international agreements, in particular with regard to workers’ rights.

Unifor president Jerry Dias and Renaud Gagné, Quebec director of the union, spoke at the demonstration near the American consulate.

“We’re asking the Canadian government to stand firm in both the renegotiation of NAFTA and other trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Labour, environmental and social rights should not be sacrificed in favour of purely financial interests,” Gagné said in a statement on Saturday. Click here to read more.

Related: U.S., Mexican Bishops Call for ‘People’s Voice’ in NAFTA Negotiations (Catholic News Agency)