On this April 28, the official Day of Mourning, Confederation of Canadian Unions mourns those workers who have been killed at work, and renews the commitment to fight for the living. Three Canadians die every day as a result of workplace “accidents,” and more still […]
The April 2016 Labour School of the Confederation of Canadian Unions will feature Wayne Benedict (read bio here), an Alberta Barrister and Solicitor with the E. Wayne Benedict Professional Law Corporation. Wayne will be speaking about the duty to accommodate, management rights vs. employee privacy […]
By CCU President John Hanrahan Two thousand Canadians were infected with HIV in the 1980s from receiving tainted blood products, and a further 30,000 Canadians were infected with Hepatitis C from receiving tainted blood. As a result, on October 4, 1993, the federal government commissioned […]
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), 21 million people worldwide are currently victims of forced labour. These ongoing human rights violations generate illegal profits of $150 billion (US) per year. Migrant workers are particularly vulnerable to becoming victims of forced labour. In November 2014, […]
An article written by CCU President John Hanrahan was featured in the recent edition of Macleans Magazine. Titled “Canada Needs Unions Now More Than Ever,” it’s expected to reach tens of thousands of Canadians. John wrote about the CCU and its commitment to workers’ rights, […]
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 […]
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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