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, the early days of the […]
The Confederation of Canadian Union holds regular labour schools every three months throughout the country. Experts in various fields speak on topics that matter to Canadian workers, including health and safety, labour law, social services, gender equity, media and communications, political economy, collective bargaining, and organizing.
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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 and growth, organizing, media and […]
In February 2019, the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) held its Labour School in Vancouver, British Columbia. NDP member of parliament Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East) discussed workers’ rights and federal politics. The CCU commended MP Kwan for her efforts in creating a public, universal pharmacare system and fighting for the […]
In February 2019, the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) held its Labour School in Vancouver, British Columbia. Sheryl Lightfoot from the University of British Columbia discussed UNDRIP (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples). UNDRIP delineates and defines the individual and collective rights of Indigenous peoples, including their […]
Nancy Elliott is a business agent with NSUPE and a labour lawyer. The timestamp for the issues covered is below: 0:20 – Introduction by CCU President Kelly Johnson 1:30 – Think about someone you know with mental illness 2:15 – There are many different forms of mental illness 3:15 – […]
In October 2018, the Confederation of Canadian Unions held its Labour School in Charlottetown, PEI. Scott Sinclair of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives spoke on the issues of corporate free trade agreements, NAFTA II, and their effects on the Canadian economy, jobs and the environment. Scott Sinclair is a […]
Leo Broderick of the Council of Canadians addressed the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) at their labour school at Charlottetown, PEI in October 2018. Broderick is a community and peace activist, retired teacher, past President of the PEI Teachers’ Federation, and former Vice-President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation. He discussed […]
A highlight of the CCU Executive Board meeting from June 23 to 24, 2018 in Castlegar, British Columbia was keynote speaker Len Embree. Brother Len is a founding member of the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada (currently the Public and Private Workers of Canada), a former member of the […]
Joanie Cameron Pritchett is manager of the sexual violence response office at York University. At the March 2018 CCU Labour School in Toronto, Pritchett discusses intersectionality and how it applies to sexual violence in the workplace. She covers legislative changes for addressing workplace violence in Ontario, as well as the […]
The recent Labour School of the Confederation of Canadian Unions took place in Toronto. 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