Canada has been rocked by the so-called RoboGate scandal. The Conservative Party has been accused of using dirty tricks and robocalls to mislead and misdirect Liberal and NDP voters in key ridings during the May 2011 federal election. In response to these allegations, the Council […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett I hope that everyone had a wonderful winter break, which provided for time with family and friends and a rest from our busy campus. I am writing the first of the monthly installments of this year’s President’s Corner. I […]
The CCU has produced its 2012 calendar, which illustrates some of the important social and political events of the last year and throughout labour history. The CCU also looks to 2012 knowing that a better world is possible. It makes for a great gift for […]
On October 15, 2011, CCU Vice President John Harahan attended the Occupy Nova Scotia Rally in Halifax in order to express the CCU’s support of and solidarity with the protesters. Attempts by the media to portray these protests as disorganized and lacking a uniform message […]
CCU Vice-President John Hanrahan has initiated an exciting new program that helps raise awareness of international labour struggles around the globe. Working with LabourStart, the world’s premier go-to online destination for union news, the CCU website now has a live feed from LabourStart that features […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett After more than two months of occupying streets, parks, businesses and public areas, the Occupy Movement, despite colder weather and government-imposed evictions, is still going strong. It started on September 17th, with hundreds of people occupying Zucotti Park near […]
The CCU has recently initiated a highly successful communications and media strategy that has raised our profile and launched us into the online universe. For starters, the CCU has created a Facebook group. Be sure to “Like” it to join up. It’s a great way […]
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. […]
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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