By CCU President John Hanrahan On January 12, 2017, the Confederation of Canadian Unions was contacted by the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change and asked to send a letter in support of Gina Bahiwal, a migrant worker activist who was scheduled to be deported by […]
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On December 13, 2016, The Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES) voted to join the Confederation of Canadian Unions. The CCU now includes 13 affiliates from 6 unions, bringing our membership to over 16,000. AESES Statement on the Affiliation AESES is excited to announce […]
Documents made public in 2014 by the Toronto Star revealed that since 2006, 800 demonstrations and events had been subjected to the scrutiny of government agencies and departments. The range of events that were targeted was very broad and were typical of a vibrant democratic […]
Since coming to power in Manitoba earlier this year, the Brian Pallister Conservatives have put in motion a sustained campaign attacking the rights of the province’s workers and the unions that represent their interests. The government has passed Bill 7, legislation that makes it more […]
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Turkey now has more journalists in jail than any other country in the world. Since the failed coup in July of this year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has used his extended powers to stifle opposition and free speech. Part of this purge of the […]
The Canadian Federation of Students has organized a National Day of Action on November 2, 2016 to call for universal access to publicly funded education. Tuition fees across Canada have almost quadrupled since the 1990s. During this time, the government’s share of post-secondary education funding […]
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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.
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Director and Editor: Sean Cain
Executive Producer: Joanie Cameron Pritchett