By John Hanrahan In spite of recent Supreme Court decisions stating that the right to strike and bargain collectively are protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Nova Scotia Liberal government of Premier Stephen McNeil is in the process of passing legislation […]
In recent weeks, the hardline, conservative government of President Park Guen-hye in South Korea has been openly attacking union rights through regressive labour legislation, violence, the arrest of trade unionists, and the criminalization of legitimist democratic protest. On November 14, police used water cannons and […]
After a unanimous vote, PPWC Local 18, representing workers at the Canadian Forest Products Sawmill in Mackenzie, British Columbia, have voted to affiliate with the Confederation of Canadian Unions. And this comes just a couple of weeks after the PPWC, formerly called the “Pulp, Paper […]
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed economic agreement between the countries of Canada, the United States, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand, Chile, Australia, Peru, Vietnam, and Malaysia. The deal is a product of years of secret negotiations between governments under the advice […]
By CCU President John Hanrahan On Saturday October 10, bombs exploded in Ankara, Turkey at a peaceful demonstration organized by unions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The message of the protesters was a call for peace. The CCU’s best sources report that 86 protesters were killed […]
The 27th Annual CCU Convention is taking place from October 24 to 27 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the Holiday Inn and Suites on Howe Street. Labour School is being prepared for Saturday, October 24th, followed by the beginning of Convention on Sunday, October 25th […]
On October 1 and 2, 2015, CCU President John Hanrahan and NSUPE member Tim Green traveled to Prince Edward Island to join the picket line of NSUPE Local 19. The following are messages sent to social media by the workers and CCU President John Hanrahan. […]
The following article, written by CCU President John Hanrahan, was featured in the June 2015 edition of Media Planet, situated on page 7 across from an interview with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair. Download the Full Issue of Media Planet By […]
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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