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Happy New Year from the CCU

The Confederation of Canadian Unions wishes everyone a Happy New Year. In this new decade, we can build a better future for workers in Canada and around the world. Download PDF and print (9 by 6 inches)

Happy Holidays from the CCU

The Confederation of Canadian Unions wishes everyone a Happy Holidays. Labour creates all wealth. When united, we can move mountains. Download PDF and print (9 by 6 inches)

YUSAPUY Documentary Trailer Online

The York University Staff Association (YUSAPUY) was founded in 1970 and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020. The documentary, “YUSAPUY: A Union Where Everyone Matters,” looks at the history, struggles and achievements of the predominately female union, its past and present leaders, and current […]

A Commitment to Save Forestry Jobs in British Columbia

By CCU President Kelly Johnson There has been a perfect storm heading for the forestry industry in British Columbia during the last two decades. General economic uncertainty, U.S. tariffs and corporate free trade agreements, the export of raw logs and processing jobs, increasing numbers of […]

December 2019 Edition of AESES Newsletter

Download Full Issue Inside This Issue: From the President’s Desk Holiday Party Open House Invite Can You Tell Me? AESES Appointments UM Employee Spotlight Contract Negotiation Updates New Faces and Hires CCU’s 50th Anniversary

Fall/Winter 2019 Edition of PPWC Leaflet

Download Full Edition Check out the latest edition of the PPWC Leaflet, with an article by CCU Secretary Leanne Shumka on the history of the CCU on its 50th anniversary. Hello All, Another season rolls on and that brings more experience for myself. We have […]


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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 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