Russian trade union leader Valentin Urusov was released from imprisonment on March 15, 2013. The Confederation of Canadian unions is proud to be among the many union federations that pressured the Russian government to investigate the allegations that Mr. Urusov’s detainment was motivated by the […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett “In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right to work.’ It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights. Its purpose is to […]
By John Hanrahan LabourStart, the union movement’s premier international news and campaigning service, held its annual global solidarity conference on November 18 – 20 in Istanbul, Turkey. Titled From Global Networks to Global Revolution, the conference looked at the important role the internet and social […]
John Hanrahan Reports from Istanbul, Turkey CCU Vice President John Hanrahan participated in LabourStart’s second annual global solidarity conference. On the agenda were issues including social networking, online campaigning, labour law reform and others that focused on specific countries. The opening business of the conference […]
Kivanc Eliacik, A young and charismatic leader of one of the largest labour unions in Turkey will be speaking in Halifax this Saturday about the state of human rights in his home country and around the world. Eliacik, 30, is the international secretary of the […]
Written for the PPWC Leaflet, September 2012 By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett The class agenda of Prime Minister Steven Harper and the federal Conservative government are quite obvious. More for the wealthy minority, less for the working majority. It’s exactly what we would expect […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett It hasn’t even been one year since Premier Dalton McGuinty pledged during the October 2011 Ontario election that a Liberal government would “respect the bargaining process” and wouldn’t “tear up collective agreements.” Yet just two weeks ago, McGuinty introduced […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett “Unions have outlived their usefulness.” We’ve all heard this line before. Labour unions are old-fashioned, outdated and a relic of a bygone era. Type the phrase “unions have outlived their usefulness” into a Google search on the internet, and […]
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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