The 2013 CCU Convention is taking place in Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 28 to October 1. The event will include an educational and participatory Labour School on the issue of the new “Together Fairness Works” campaign being organized by unions throughout Canada. In this […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett Fifty years ago this week, we watched a man tell the world about his dream. 300,000 people from all over America came to Washington, DC on August 28, 1963 for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where […]
In what is becoming an annual tradition for workers north of Toronto, the CCU has organized the fourth annual Barrie Labour Day Event for Monday, September 2, 2013. The picnic, featuring music, food, guest speakers and fun for the kids, will take place at Sunnidale […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett Right now in Russia, the host of the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics Games, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people are facing untold oppression and brutality. The government has recently established new, draconian laws that violate their basic rights and […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett The Confederation of Canadian Unions and its affiliates throughout the country have been leaders in the fightback against the bureaucratic and anti-democratic C-377, a private members bill put forth by Conservative MP Russ Heibert. As we have said before, […]
CCU President Joanie Cameron Pritchett and Vice President John Hanrahan are calling on workers everywhere to support PPWC (Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada) Local 16 in British Columbia, currently on strike for wage fairness and economic justice. PPWC Local 16 and RockTenn were not […]
Labour unions in Turkey are fighting back against the repressive measures of Prime Minister Erdogan and his authoritarian government. Lives are at risk as there are threats of imprisonment and violence against labour union members and peaceful democracy activists. CCU Vice-President John Hanrahan is calling […]
By Robin Smith, Second Vice-President York University Staff Association In recent weeks, we have all seen or heard news stories about the Bangladeshi workers who were either injured or crushed to death when the garment factory where they worked collapsed. Scenarios such as this have […]
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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