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 […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions joins LabourStart and the international trade union movement in welcoming charges being dropped against FTUC President Daniel Urai (pictured above) and five of his fellow trade unionists in Fiji who were arrested during the Sheraton Hotel strike on December 31, […]
By John Hanrahan The federal Conservatives under Prime Minister Stephen Harper are determined to support corporations in creating a low wage economy and reducing the standard of living of the middle class. Take Bill-525, for example. The Conservatives’ contempt for middle class Canadians has never […]
The CCU demands that the Government of Cambodia release immediately all twenty-one workers being held in prison for their role in the strike and protests calling for a fair wage in the Cambodian garment sector. We further call on the government to respect freedom of […]
By John Hanrahan Ontarians have differing views on Wal-Mart’s business practices and its corporate agenda. And although some may find the store a nice place to visit, very few would choose to work there. The vast majority of Wal-Mart employees in Canada earn between 10 […]
Throughout this month, several hundred Turkish union members will face criminal hearings and possibly years in prison. What was their crime? Exercising their right to freedom of association to organize and participate in strikes and demonstrations opposing government policies. Even as it is embattled in […]
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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