The recent CCU Labour School took place in Toronto, and Chris Donovan and Brett Hughes of Dewart Gleason discussed three major labour topics:
1. Off-duty conduct
2. Drug testing and medical marijuana
3. Dealing with DFRs
CCU President Kelly Johnson Writes Congratulatory Letter to Premiers who Recently Raised the Minimum Wage
CCU President Kelly Johnson wrote open letters to the Premiers of Alberta and Ontario for their recent policies increasing the minimum wage.
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
The CCU/CSC provides annual bursaries of $500 for dependent children of members of unions belonging to the CCU/CSC. Called the John St-Amand / Madeleine Parent Bursaries, they assist the children of CCU/CSC members to further their education. This year, winners were chosen at the recent CCU convention in Winnipeg. Thank you to all who applied, and of course, congratulations to the winners.
By CCU President Kelly Johnson
The Confederation of Canadian Unions gives its unconditional support to the workers of Tim Hortons, and fully defends the continued public opposition to the franchise owners. It’s time that workers at Tim Hortons have a living wage where they can work, have a career, and not have to worry about affording the basic necessities of life for themselves and their families.