In February 2019, the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) held its Labour School in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mark Leier of Simon Fraser University discussed labour history in Canada. Professor Leier spoke about the radicalism of the early labour movement, the struggle for the eight-hour workday, […]
In its 50th anniversary year, the Confederation of Canadian Unions wants to wish all its members and workers throughout the country a Happy Canada Day. Here’s to another year of working together for workers’ rights in the True North Strong and Free.
The Confederation of Canadian Unions calls for immediate action on the 231 calls for justice included in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry final report. Read the Report Here As the inquiry mandate reads: “The National Inquiry must look into and report […]
June is 2SLGBTQ* Pride Month, and the CCU has created two new postcards that you can print or share online. The Confederation of Canadian Unions supports the rights of the 2SLGBTQ* community in Canada and throughout the world. Diversity and the individual autonomy of all […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day, which recognizes the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples. Although these groups share many […]
In February 2019, the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) held its Labour School in Vancouver, British Columbia. Alejandra Bravo and Maria Dobrinskaya of the Broadbent Institute held an all-day workshop on union leadership and capacity building. Included was discussion and debate on membership engagement, activism […]
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 […]
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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