In an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, CCU President Kelly Johnson condemns the federal Liberal Government for enacting undemocratic, anti-worker, back-to-work legislation that will create further precedent for employers to ignore fair demands by workers both inside and outside unions, and grant employers […]
By Kelly Johnson President, Confederation of Canadian Unions Canadians were stunned when General Motors (GM) recently announced its plans to cut 15% of its salaried workforce and close five plants throughout North America, one of them being the Oshawa plant that employs more than 2,500 […]
Reported by CTV News The medical community and experts agree: if you’re sick, stay home. Don’t spread your illness to others at work. The Conservative government of Ontario is planning to force mandatory sick notes again, despite doctors saying it’s a terrible idea. Forcing sick […]
Leo Broderick of the Council of Canadians addressed the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) at their labour school at Charlottetown, PEI in October 2018. Broderick is a community and peace activist, retired teacher, past President of the PEI Teachers’ Federation, and former Vice-President of the […]
The CCU congratulates the winners of the 2018 Madeleine Parent/John St. Amand bursaries. They are listed below, and click on their names to read their essays entitled “What Unionism Means to Me.” Madeleine Parent Bursary Winners Hailey Zumkeller – West (CMAW 2020) Breanna Baillie – […]
A highlight of the CCU Executive Board meeting from June 23 to 24, 2018 in Castlegar, British Columbia was keynote speaker Len Embree. Brother Len is a founding member of the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada (currently the Public and Private Workers of Canada), […]
CCU President Kelly Johnson is demanding that Ontario Premier Doug Ford stops his attacks on wage earners and working people, and withdraw the government’s proposed Bill 47. Download the Letter (PDF) Premier Doug Ford Room 281, Legislative Building, Queen’s Park Premier’s Office Toronto, ON M7A […]
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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