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 will be submitted to over 50 film and documentary festivals in Canada and around the world in 2014 and 2015, including the Canadian Labour International Film Festival, 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
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.
The current system of workplace safety legislation in Canada is failing workers. The system is based on volunteerism: a magic belief that workers and employers will cooperate on health and safety and become equal partners in the make believe fairyland of a “culture of safety.”
The 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.