The company unions Audi and Volkswagen; Sitaudi or Sitiavw based in Puebla expressed solidarity with the workers of the United Auto Workers union (UAW), which went on strike after failing to reach an agreement with the three largest vehicle assemblers in the United States, Stellantis, Ford and General Motors.
Through the Federation of Independent Unions of the Automotive, Auto Parts, Aerospace and Tire Industries (Fesiiaaan), an organization to which both organizations belong, expressed support for workers affiliated with the UAW who are demanding better wages and worker protections for its members.
“We support the strike of our fellow UAW unions in the United States. We are at your side in the fight for better salaries and social benefits as well as a collective agreement that improves the living conditions of you and your families,” emphasized Fesssian in a statement.
The organization, led by José Juan Hernández, who also heads the Independent Union of Volkswagen Workers of Mexico (Sitiavw), stressed that it is a fair fight against the challenges facing the automotive industry in the world.
“We are convinced that the fight they are waging today unites all workers in the sector. We raise our voice of solidarity and say: Millions in profits, collective agreements and fair wages,” emphasized the association.
The Feziya The union, which also includes the unions of General Tire México, Nissan Mexicana and Saint-Gobain México, among others, stressed that the demands of workers in the United States are urgent in view of the losses due to the recession in 2008 and that the Case is couldn’t recover.
“Receive our support and solidarity from Mexico. The united working class around the world raises its voice because our destinies are united,” the automobile association said.