By John Hanrahan Canadian finance ministers met on December 15 and 16, 2013 at Meech Lake near Ottawa to discuss the possible enhancement of the Canada Pension plan (CPP). Most CPP enhancement proposals call for doubling the annual benefit of $12,150. Yet instead of stepping […]
Columbia is widely regarded as the most dangerous country in the world for labour unions and their members. According to the United Nations, over 3,000 trade unionists have been murdered in Columbia since 1986, and at least 11 have been killed in the first six […]
By John Hanrahan 1) The majority of Canadians are against the cuts According to the latest Angus Reid poll, 58% of Canadians are against the cuts. Need we say more? Does anyone remember when politicians and CEO’s used to at least pretend that this country […]
The CCU joins the citizens of South Africa and the world as we bid farewell to Nelson Mandela. A determined and committed defender of equality and human rights, Mandela’s struggles against the oppression of the many by the few have inspired generations of citizens around […]
Conservatives Outlaw Collective Bargaining for Alberta Provincial Government Workers In the wake of the federal Conservative Party’s passing of a resolution in November 2013 at its Calgary convention that continues legislative attacks on workers, the Alberta Conservatives under Alison Redford are passing a law that […]
The Stephen Harper Conservatives are at it again. The Conservatives have introduced a bill in the House of Commons that will limit workers rights by making it harder for them to join unions. Bill C-525 will require a vote in which a union will need […]
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 […]
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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