So much that defines Winnipeg, its achievements and its rebellious core, was forged on Bloody Saturday. Please join us Friday, June 21, 2019 at 9pm in Pantages Plaza on Main Street at Market Avenue for the public opening of Bloody Saturday, a new public artwork […]
Featured in the Globe and Mail, June 12, 2019 By Kelly Grant The council predicted that a single-payer plan would reduce Canada’s overall per-capita spending on prescription drugs, which is among the highest in the world. Canada should adopt a universal, single-payer public pharmacare program […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions is holding its Executive Board Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 22 and 23 at the Viscount Gort Hotel. Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew has been invited as keynote speaker, and the CCU is eagerly waiting his response. Please send […]
In 2019, the Confederation of Canadian Unions is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. The founding convention of the CCU was held in Sudbury, Ontario in July 1969. To commemorate this event, the CCU is creating a new logo to remember the original founders of our association […]
In February 2019, the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) held its Labour School in Vancouver, British Columbia. NDP member of parliament Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East) discussed workers’ rights and federal politics. The CCU commended MP Kwan for her efforts in creating a public, universal pharmacare […]
In February 2019, the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) held its Labour School in Vancouver, British Columbia. Sheryl Lightfoot from the University of British Columbia discussed UNDRIP (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples). UNDRIP delineates and defines the individual and collective rights […]
Download May Day Postcard International Workers Day, held every year on May 1, is a celebration of workers’ rights, social justice, equity and democracy. Founded by socialists in the late 19th century, the date was chosen to commemorate the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago in 1886, […]
The CCU Communications Committee has produced a postcard in recognition of the National Day of Mourning on April 28. You will all now have a digital copy of this. Thank you to the members of the Communications Committee for making this happen. In Solidarity, Kelly […]
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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