A long time union supporter, John Harahan first became active with the labour movement in 2001 when NSUPE (Nova Scotia Union of Public and Private Employees) Local 2 fought a long strike with the Halifax Regional School Board. The employer used scab labour in an […]
A new television advertisement featuring the “Together Fairness Works” campaign is now playing on stations throughout Canada. The Confederation of Canadian Unions is playing a significant role in the campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the value that unions provide millions of workers all […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions held its biennial convention on September 29th and 30th in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Convention kicked off with a labour school presented by Joanie Cameron Pritchett on the Together Fairness Works campaign, which highlights communication strategies with union and non-union workers, […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions is very pleased to announce that the Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers (CMAW), which includes workers in a multitude of industries British Columbia, has joined the our organization. Established in 2004, CMAW is a union that puts organizing, labour and […]
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 […]
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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