Nancy Elliott is a business agent with NSUPE and a labour lawyer. The timestamp for the issues covered is below: 0:20 – Introduction by CCU President Kelly Johnson 1:30 – Think about someone you know with mental illness 2:15 – There are many different forms […]
In October 2018, the Confederation of Canadian Unions held its Labour School in Charlottetown, PEI. Scott Sinclair of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives spoke on the issues of corporate free trade agreements, NAFTA II, and their effects on the Canadian economy, jobs and the […]
On behalf of the Confederation of Canadian Unions, we want to wish you a Merry Holidays and Happy New Year in 2019.
In an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, CCU President Kelly Johnson condemns the federal Liberal Government for enacting undemocratic, anti-worker, back-to-work legislation that will create further precedent for employers to ignore fair demands by workers both inside and outside unions, and grant employers […]
By Kelly Johnson President, Confederation of Canadian Unions Canadians were stunned when General Motors (GM) recently announced its plans to cut 15% of its salaried workforce and close five plants throughout North America, one of them being the Oshawa plant that employs more than 2,500 […]
Reported by CTV News The medical community and experts agree: if you’re sick, stay home. Don’t spread your illness to others at work. The Conservative government of Ontario is planning to force mandatory sick notes again, despite doctors saying it’s a terrible idea. Forcing sick […]
Leo Broderick of the Council of Canadians addressed the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) at their labour school at Charlottetown, PEI in October 2018. Broderick is a community and peace activist, retired teacher, past President of the PEI Teachers’ Federation, and former Vice-President of the […]
The CCU congratulates the winners of the 2018 Madeleine Parent/John St. Amand bursaries. They are listed below, and click on their names to read their essays entitled “What Unionism Means to Me.” Madeleine Parent Bursary Winners Hailey Zumkeller – West (CMAW 2020) Breanna Baillie – […]
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Documentary – 47 minutes
The documentary also focuses on the struggles of labour activists inside the CCU, its proud history, its work with social justice activists in Canada and around the globe, and the new economic challenges of wage stagnation and growing inequality.
Be sure to watch the documentary in full screen and High Definition. Click on the little wheel in the bottom right corner of the video to the left of the YouTube icon, and then press 1080p HD. For full screen, simply press the little square to the right of the YouTube icon.
Director and Editor: Sean Cain
Executive Producer: Joanie Cameron Pritchett