The Confederation of Canadian Union’s 50th Anniversary Convention is taking place in Ottawa on October 5 to 8, 2019. The Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) held its first convention in July 1969. 50 years later, we celebrate this achievement with a very special event. Our […]
Like previous federal and provincial elections, the Confederation of Canadian Unions has once again established a political education campaign, named “Raise Your Voice, Cast Your Vote,” to help its membership make informed voting choices for the Manitoba Election on September 10, 2019. The following questions […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions produced these beautiful postcards to celebrate Labour Day in 2019, on the 50th Anniversary of the CCU. On March 25, 1872, the Toronto Typographical Union takes up the cause of the “Nine-Hour Movement” and goes out on strike when its […]
The CCU/CSC will provide annual bursaries of $500 for dependent children of members of unions belonging to the CCU/CSC for the purpose of furthering their post-secondary education. There will be a lottery for these bursaries at our convention on October 5, 2019. The dependent bursary […]
By CCU President Kelly Johnson It was one hundred years ago that the guns fell silent in Europe from the Great War, and tens of thousands of Canadian soldiers returned home, only to find empty factories and unemployment. For those that did find work, it […]
By Maryam Shar Originally Printed at Global News If you earn minimum wage and live in Vancouver, you would need to work 112 hours a week to afford a decent two-bedroom apartment, a new study says. According to a new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives […]
By Kelly Johnson President, Confederation of Canadian Unions Sign the CCU Pharmacare for All Petition It may surprise some Canadians that our country remains the only one on the planet with a universal health care system that also doesn’t include prescription medication. You heard me […]
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, […]
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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