A new “Together Fairness Works” television ad has been produced and is now airing online and throughout Canada. It features the classic song “Lean on Me,” originally written by Bill Withers, and highlights some of the most urgent issues currently being fought for by the […]
By CCU President John Hanrahan In suspending the temporary foreign worker program in the fast food sector, the federal Conservatives have finally admitted what the labour movement, Canadians, and migrant workers have known for years. The temporary foreign worker program is broken. What the government […]
We are very happy to announce that the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers Local 2, based in Crofton, British Columbia, has just voted to join the Confederation of Canadian Unions. PPWC Local 2 represents 431 hard working men and women at Catalyst Paper Crofton Division. “It […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions calls on the Government of Nova Scotia to repeal Bill 37. It is our organization’s view that this draconian legislation – which effectively removes the right to strike from 35,000 workers in the province – is in violation of the […]
Ontario Conservative Party Leader Tim Hudak promises that if he’s elected, he will create jobs and increase economic growth. The problem is that the Opposition Leader’s ideas aren’t new or revolutionary. They are simply a ramped-up, streamlined extension of the tired, old conservative economic ideology […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions celebrates International Women’s Day, and remembers our founder, Madeline Parent, who was an original member of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women. As the first labour federation in Canada to call for equal pay for work of […]
On February 25, 2014, a general strike was held in South Korea to protest the anti-union attacks of the Park Guen-hye government. In the past year alone, the Korean government has engaged in the following attacks against the country’s union movement: • The de-registering of […]
The recently elected Nova Scotia Liberals have recalled the Legislature in order to pass a law preventing a strike by Northwood homecare workers, represented by the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU). The government refused the union’s proposal of binding arbitration and forced […]
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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