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UPDATE: Council participates in Ottawa action on union rights in Mexico

Photo credit: Richard Girard

The Council of Canadians joined with labour activists in Ottawa today for an afternoon rally in support of trade union rights in Mexico. Energy campaigner Andrea Harden-Donahue, Ottawa chapter activists Michael Vorobej and Jorge Escobar, and I took part in the rally outside the Mexican Embassy on O’Connor Street.

Labour leaders – including Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union president Dave Coles – reported to those gathered on their meeting with Mexican embassy officials inside. Coles said it was important to remember that we are linked to Mexico through a shared continent and the North American Free Trade Agreement and that violations of labour rights in Mexico are unacceptable.

To read more about the global days of action on trade union rights in Mexico, go to http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=6364.