Premier Brian Pallister 204 Legislative Building 450 Broadway Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8 Re: Bill 28 Dear Premier Pallister, Bill 28, the Public Services Sustainability Act, recently passed its third reading in the Manitoba Legislature and is awaiting proclamation. This anti-union, anti-worker bill imposes a two-year […]
It’s been a very important week for the labour movement in Canada and throughout the world. In the last few days, we have marked both the National Day of Mourning and May Day. On April 28th, CCU members from around the country attended events remembering […]
Happy birthday, CMAW! The Construction, Maintenance and Allied Workers Canada (CMAW) is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The democratic, independent union, which became an affiliate of the Confederation of Canadian Unions in 2013, represents over 7,000 workers in locals throughout British Columbia and Alberta. As it […]
Earlier this month, Conservative Senators, along with some Liberals and independents, blocked legislation introduced by the Federal Government that would re-institute card check union certification within the federal public sector. The Senate passed an amendment to gut vital parts of the Bill and retain the […]
In 2013, the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh killed over 1,100 factory workers in the garment sector. Since then, Bangladeshi unions and the global labour movement have fought even harder for stronger health and safety protections and a fair living wage in the country’s […]
The highlighted text below is a promise made in writing to the Confederation of Canadian Unions by the president of the Liberal Party of Canada on September 28, 2015, in response to our questionnaire on electoral reform from our “Raise Your Voice, Cast Your Vote” […]
On Friday, February 17, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union organized a historic one day strike as the Liberal McNeil government sat the legislature around the clock to ram through Bill-75. This unconstitutional, anti-union bill imposes a contract on teachers and removes their right to strike. […]
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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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