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Head of 50 million member worker federation condemns Nissan for attacking workers’ rights in Mississippi

International delegates from five continents pledge to bring workers’ stories to their home countries and escalate international support for U.S. Nissan workers

International delegates from five continents pledge to bring workers’ stories to their home countries and escalate international support for U.S. Nissan workers

(CANTON) – While meeting with Mississippi Nissan workers who have faced threats from company management of plant closure and job loss in response to their union organization effort, IndustriALL General Secretary Jyrki Raina rebuked Nissan for disrespecting workers’ rights in the U.S.

Raina is in Mississippi leading a delegation of ranking trade union leaders from automobile workers’ unions in Japan, France, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, and the UK, that represent Nissan and Renault workers. The group convened in Canton, Mississippi, to meet with Nissan workers and learn first-hand about Nissan’s worker rights’ violations. Unions represented on the delegation include Unite the Union in the U.K., the Confederation of Japan Automobile Workers’ Unions (JAW), the Japan Council of Metalworkers’ Unions (JCM), the French CGT and CFE-CGC, Spain’s MCA-UGT and CCOO, South Africa’s Metalworkers’ Union , Força Sindical and CNM-CUT from Brazil, and Workers Uniting North America.

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