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CCU Responds to the Government’s National Security Consultation and Calls For Repeal of Bill C-51

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Bill C-51 doesn’t constitute a balanced security approach in line with the real level of threat in our country. Rather, it constitutes an approach based on sensationalism, flawed ideology, and the politics of fear.

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Prime Minister Trudeau’s Flip-Flop on Electoral Reform is Unacceptable

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As a longtime opponent of our first-past-the-post electoral system, the Confederation of Canadian Unions must lend its voice to the many organizations who are expressing disappointment and outrage with the Trudeau Liberals for willfully and purposefully breaking their promise to bring forward legislation on electoral reform within 18 months of taking office.

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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 has been selected to play at the Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLIFF) in Toronto on Saturday, November 15.

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





PPWC Local 18 Joins CCU after Historic Name Change for Union

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After a unanimous vote, PPWC Local 18, representing workers at the Canadian Forest Products Sawmill in Mackenzie, British Columbia, have voted to join the Confederation of Canadian Unions. And this comes just one week after the PPWC, formerly called the “Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada,” democratically chose to change their name to the “Public and Private Workers of Canada.”

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Pallister slider photo by Sean Kilpatrick (The Canadian Press)