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CCU Celebrates Labour Day in Barrie

For the fifth year in a row, hundreds of people came out to Sunnidale Park in Barrie to celebrate the gains labour unions have won for working people during the last century. More than 1,000 people participated in this year’s Barrie Labour Day event, twice […]

Come Out for the 2014 CCU Labour Day Event

The Fifth Annual Barrie Labour Day Picnic will take place on Monday, September 1st at Sunnidale Park, and the entire community is invited. In what has become an annual tradition for CCU members, the free event will be held from 11 am to 3 pm, […]

Confederation of Canadian Unions Documentary Now Online

The 47-minute documentary, called The Voice for Independent Unions in Canada, illustrates the dedication of the Confederation of Canadian Unions to the establishment of a democratic, independent labour movement, its newfound working relationship with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), and its commitment to growth and […]

Confederation of Canadian Unions Documentary Trailer

A new documentary on the Confederation of Canadian Unions will be available this Canada Day, July 1st. Named “The Voice for Independent Unions in Canada,” the 49-minute documentary is produced by past CCU president Joanie Cameron Pritchett and directed and edited by Sean Cain. The […]


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Documentary – 47 minutes



The 47-minute documentary, called The Voice for Independent Unions in Canada, illustrates the CCU’s dedication to the establishment of a democratic, independent labour movement, its newfound working relationship with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), and its commitment to growth and renewal.

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.

The documentary will be submitted to over 50 film and documentary festivals in Canada and around the world in 2014 and 2015, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto Hot Docs Festival.

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