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Saving NAFTA a Lost Cause, Canadian Union Chief Says

Posted January 03, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Eric Kulisch – Automotive News)

The North American Free Trade Agreement “is going to blow up in 2018.”

That blunt assessment comes from the equally blunt Jerry Dias, president of the Canadian union Unifor, which represents workers in a range of the country’s largest industrial sectors.

Dias has long been a harsh critic of NAFTA. He says it has been disastrous for Canadian and U.S. manufacturing workers — on that much, he and President Donald Trump agree. And it hasn’t done much for Mexican workers, whose low wages and weak labor rights prevent them from being able to afford the vehicles they build, he said. Click here to read more.

Related: Uncertainty Persists as NAFTA Renegotiation Deadline Draws Near (ICIS)