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Equal Pay Day is Saturday 4 April 2020

Join allies from coast to coast to coast for our first Equal Pay Day Virtual rally on Saturday 4 April at 1:00 p.m. EDT. We’ll have exciting speakers! Real-time interactions! Community building actions Register for the Virtual Rally Equal Pay Day draws attention to the […]

CCU Celebrates Black History Month – Western Canada

The CCU-CSC is acknowledging the contribution of black workers in Canada as part of Black History month through a three-part series highlighting the impact of black Canadians in our country. After releasing editions on East and Central Canada, this is final edition of the three-part […]

CCU Stewardship Manual Now Online

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in the ‘CCU Union Steward Training Manual’ and there is a commitment to keep it up to date, legislation and professional regulations are subject to change and therefore the committee cannot […]

CCU Announcement on COVID-19

By CCU President Kelly Johnson Last week, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, with over 182,000 cases currently being reported worldwide, including 424 in Canada – and these numbers are increasing every day. Although the spread of this illness in […]

The Fight for Public Education in Ontario

By CCU President Kelly Johnson There’s an old saying: “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” There are millions of people born every decade in this country who expect certain rights and freedoms just by being Canadian. One of them is public education, […]

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Equal Pay Day
Equal Pay Day
Apr 4 all-day
Equal Pay Day
Join allies from coast to coast to coast for our first EQUAL PAY DAY VIRTUAL RALLY on Saturday 4 April at 1:00 p.m. EDT. We’ll have exciting speakers! Real-time interactions! Community building actions! Equal Pay...
Earth Day
Earth Day
Apr 22 all-day
Earth Day
Earth Day was celebrated for the first time, in the United States, on April 22, 1970. Today, more than a billion people in 193 countries now participate in Earth Day activities each year. Over the...
Day of Mourning
Day of Mourning
Apr 28 all-day
Day of Mourning
In 1990, Parliament passed the Workers Mourning Day Act to recognize April 28th as the day to remember workers killed or injured on the job. Over 1,000 Canadians lose their lives at work every year....

Documentary - 47 minutes

The 47-minute documentary, called The Voice for Independent Unions in Canada, illustrates the CCU's dedication to the establishment of a democratic, independent labour movement, its newfound working relationship with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), and its commitment to growth and renewal. 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.
The documentary will be submitted to over 50 film and documentary festivals in Canada and around the world in 2014 and 2015, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto Hot Docs Festival. 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