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Two Labour Law Experts Headline Recent CCU Labour School in Toronto

The recent CCU Labour School took place in Toronto, and Chris Donovan and Brett Hughes of Dewart Gleason discussed three major labour topics:

1. Off-duty conduct
2. Drug testing and medical marijuana
3. Dealing with DFRs

CCU President Kelly Johnson Writes Congratulatory Letter to Premiers who Recently Raised the Minimum Wage


CCU President Kelly Johnson wrote open letters to the Premiers of Alberta and Ontario for their recent policies increasing the minimum wage.

Read the letters here

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

CCU Bursary Winners for 2017 Announced


The CCU/CSC provides annual bursaries of $500 for dependent children of members of unions belonging to the CCU/CSC. Called the John St-Amand / Madeleine Parent Bursaries, they assist the children of CCU/CSC members to further their education. This year, winners were chosen at the recent CCU convention in Winnipeg. Thank you to all who applied, and of course, congratulations to the winners.

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Backlash Against Tim Hortons throughout the Country Continues


By CCU President Kelly Johnson

The Confederation of Canadian Unions gives its unconditional support to the workers of Tim Hortons, and fully defends the continued public opposition to the franchise owners. It’s time that workers at Tim Hortons have a living wage where they can work, have a career, and not have to worry about affording the basic necessities of life for themselves and their families.

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