The Confederation of Canadian Unions has kicked off a political education drive aimed at increasing voter turnout for the October 6th Ontario election. The CCU has received responses from a questionnaire it sent to the major parties at the beginning of the Ontario election campaign. […]
The CCU is holding its biennial convention on October 22 to 25 in Toronto. The Labour School is on the first day, and we have an incredible line-up of guest speakers addressing a wide variety of issues, including contract bargaining, electronic monitoring of workers and […]
For the second year in a row, Barrie residents didn’t have to travel on a busy Highway 400 to Toronto in order to celebrate Labour Day. The Second Annual Barrie Labour Day Picnic featuring music, food and fun for kids, took place on September 5th […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett There comes along a person every generation or so that captures the hopes and dreams of millions of people everywhere, whose optimism, compassion and energy drive others to take action and help create a better world. Jack Layton was […]
We are so excited in the YUSA office that this fitness initiative has been such a huge success. We created this program because we heard you tell us for years that you wanted to be able to have access to fitness facilities at your lunch […]
The York University Staff Association (YUSA) has initiated a new training program for members and hoped that the employer would provide an endorsement. To date, that remains to be seen. However, we did not want any more time to go by before we commence this […]
YUSA recently celebrated its 35th Anniversary. To remember the gains we have made over the past three and half decades, YUSA launched a poster and postcard campaign to say “thank you” to the hundreds of people who have worked so hard for our union and […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions proudly supports the “Pull for a Cure” event that raises funds for cancer research. In June 2010, ten air traffic controllers pulled an 18,636 kg airplane across a runway at Pearson Airport in Toronto. The event garnered huge media attention. […]
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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