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Unifor Head Says Industry on the Cusp of Rebuilding, Plays Down Trump Concerns

(Aleksandra Sagan – Canadian Press)

Canada’s auto industry shouldn’t be concerned with the protectionist rhetoric coming from the White House, says the head of the union representing auto workers at the so-called Detroit Big Three.

“We are at the cusp of building the industry again,” Unifor president Jerry Dias said in an interview.

“We can do this, as long as the governments don’t screw it up.”

Some of that growth comes from the union’s recent collective bargaining, which finagled about $1.5 billion total of investment into Canadian operations from Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler. Click here to read more.

Related: New NAFTA Deal Could Favor Canada, Says Unifor (Automotive News)