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There can be no Improvements in Workplace Safety without Improvements in Workers’ Rights


On this April 28, the official Day of Mourning, Confederation of Canadian Unions mourns those workers who have been killed at work, and renews the commitment to fight for the living. Three Canadians die every day as a result of workplace “accidents,” and more still from industrial illness.

These deaths are preventable.

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PPWC Local 18 Joins CCU after Historic Name Change for Union

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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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

CCU Supports Striking Canadian Blood Services Workers of NSUPE Local 19 on PEI


On October 1 and 2, 2015, CCU President John Hanrahan and NSUPE member Tim Green traveled to Prince Edward Island to join the picket line of NSUPE Local 19. The following are messages sent to social media by the workers and CCU President John Hanrahan.

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TPP Slider photo by Sum of Us