Unifor lays down priorities for Canada-United States-Mexico (CUSMA) review

By Unifor
Cision Newswire
May 30, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

OTTAWA, Ontario — Unifor laid down the union’s priorities for the 2026 review of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) in testimony by Unifor National President Lana Payne to MPs on the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade. …Payne told MPs that Canada cannot shy away from communicating concerns and should use the scheduled six-year review of CUSMA as an opportunity to address the obvious gaps in the trinational agreement. Top concerns for the union on behalf of workers include the long-standing softwood lumber dispute, the monitoring of aluminum imports, the need for the U.S. to raise its WTO tariff on light duty vehicles and the ability of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to react to the threat of Chinese EV imports, subsidized through forced labour, excessive subsidies, tech theft and other means. …The union also pointed out the need to increase in the labour value content rules.

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