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PPWC Local 16 On Strike for Fair Wages

CCU President Joanie Cameron Pritchett and Vice President John Hanrahan are calling on workers everywhere to support PPWC (Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada) Local 16 in British Columbia, currently on strike for wage fairness […]

One Thousand Dead and Rising

By Robin Smith, Second Vice-President York University Staff Association In recent weeks, we have all seen or heard news stories about the Bangladeshi workers who were either injured or crushed to death when the garment […]

CCU Kicks Off BC Workers Vote Campaign

Like the 2011 Federal and Ontario Provincial elections, the Confederation of Canadian Unions is once again establishing a political education campaign, named BC Workers Vote, to help its membership make informed voting choices for the […]

CCU Executive Meeting and Labour School

The Confederation of Canadian Unions held it’s 2013 executive meeting and labour school in Toronto. Delegates from the CCU’s four affiliated unions across the country took part. The keynote speaker was Lorraine Sudnik from York […]



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World Religion Day
World Religion Day
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World Religion Day
The aim of World Religion Day, held on the third Sunday in January every year, is to promote inter-faith understanding and harmony. Through a variety of events held around the globe, followers of every religion...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. King was the...
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Holocaust Memorial Day
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Holocaust Memorial Day or Holocaust Remembrance Day is an annual day designated by various countries to commemorate the millions of victims of Nazi Germany’s genocidal policies, especially the Holocaust, as well as to honour Holocaust...
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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