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AESES Covid 19 Update

With the rapid and constant changes in our workplaces as a result of the pandemic, it is a challenge to stay abreast of the changing messages and instructions that are being relayed. Nevertheless, AESES continues […]

A World to Win – May Day 2020

International Workers’ Day, held every year on May 1, is a celebration of workers’ rights, social justice, equity and democracy. Founded by socialists in the late 19th century, the date was chosen to commemorate the […]

CCU Announcement on Nova Scotia Shooting

The Confederation of Canadian Unions is expressing its deepest condolences to the 24 victims of the horrific shootings in Nova Scotia on April 19, 2020. Those utterly senseless acts of violence are the deadliest in […]

CCU-CSC Updates and Recent Activities

As we announced in mid-March when the COVID-19 pandemic began to shift most of our lives into quarantine, President Kelly Johnson wrote a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and all provincial health and labour ministers […]



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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