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 […]
The Labour School will begin at 10 am on Saturday, October 15th with Blaine Donais of UnionsWork! presenting a seminar on collective bargaining. Blaine Donais B.A., LL.B., LL.M. (ADR), RPDR, C. Med., author of Workplaces That Work, published by Canada Law Book, has spent many […]
The Trans Pacific Partnership, the Canadian-European trade agreement, and a new free trade agreement with China are all on the agenda of the Trudeau Liberals in the near future. One wonders how a federal government that ran on a platform of “building the middle class” […]
Earlier this week, members of NSUPE Local 19 voted to return to work at Canadian Blood Services (CBS) in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island after nearly 12 months on the picket line. Their brave struggle, in which they demanded guaranteed hours and health benefits from an […]
CCU President John Hanrahan joined members of The Nova Scotia Union of Public and Private employees in the Halifax Pride Parade on July 23, 2016. The Parade was attended by approximately 100,000 people. “The Confederation of Canadian Unions thanks our affiliate NSUPE for giving the […]
12 million Canadian workers are not covered by a workplace pension plan. The maximum retirement benefit under the Canada Pension plan is around $1,100 per month, while the average benefit under CPP is $550 per month. Only 15 to 20% of middle income Canadians retiring […]
On May 16 to 19, CCU President John Hanrahan was proud to join the picket line with the striking workers of NSUPE Local 19 in Prince Edward Island. The picketers set up a line to protest the first mobile blood clinic on the Island during […]
On May 7 to 9, CCU Vice President Frank Robertson and I were fortunate to attend the 2016 LabourStart Global Solidarity Conference, held at Ryerson University in Toronto Ontario. LabourStart is the global labour movement’s news and campagining service, and the conference was attended 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.
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