Labour unions in Turkey are fighting back against increasingly 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 […]
Canadian trade union member and world-renowned filmmaker, John Greyson, was arrested along with a Canadian colleague, Dr. Tarek Loubani, in Egypt on 16 August 2013. The two are still being held without charges in Cairo’s Tora prison. Now the Egyptian prosecutor is threatening to hold […]
The CCU/CSC John St. Amand/Madeleine Parent Bursary provides annual bursaries of $500 for dependent children of members of unions belonging to the CCU/CSC for the purpose of furthering their post-secondary education. There will be a lottery for these bursaries at our Halifax Convention this Fall. […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions has been featured in a recent edition of Media Planet Magazine, which published a special issue on Unions and Labour in August 2013. CCU President Joanie Cameron Pritchett was asked to comment on Bill C-377, a draconian piece of federal […]
Click on photo above to see the picture gallery Neither rain nor tornado warnings could keep hundreds of people, adults and kids alike, from enjoying the fourth annual Barrie Labour Day Picnic at Sunnidale Park on September 2nd. Instead of facing bumper to bumper traffic […]
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 […]
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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