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PPWC Local 9 Affiliates with Confederation of Canadian Unions


650 members of PPWC Local 9, based in Prince George, British Columbia, voted to affiliate to the CCU on June 11, 2014. This comes immediately after Locals 2 and 8 of the PPWC voted to affiliate as well.

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Bill C-51, the Harper Conservatives and the Politics of Fear


Bill C-51, the Anti-Terror Act being put forward by the Harper Conservatives, doesn’t constitute a balanced security approach in line with the real level of threat in our country. Rather, it constitutes an approach based on sensationalism, flawed ideology, and the politics of fear.

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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 has been selected to play at the Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLIFF) in Toronto on Saturday, November 15.

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

The CCU Family Just Got Bigger

CCU---CMAW-Logo-Home-PageThe Confederation of Canadian Unions is very pleased to announce that the Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers (CMAW), which includes over 7,000 workers in a multitude of industries British Columbia, has joined our organization.

It is a proudly democratic and independent union dedicated to workers’ rights and social justice. It will feel very much at home in the CCU, and strongly add to the fabric of our association. We are very excited to welcome this new affiliate to the CCU/CSC and we are enthusiastic for additional growth and change in the coming months.

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