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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela Children of CCU members who have been accepted to a post-secondary education plan are encouraged to apply for this year’s John St. Amand/Madeleine Parent bursaries of $500 dollars each. […]

CCU Celebrates Labour Day in Barrie

For the fifth year in a row, hundreds of people came out to Sunnidale Park in Barrie to celebrate the gains labour unions have won for working people during the last century. More than 1,000 people participated in this year’s Barrie Labour Day event, twice […]


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Documentary - 47 minutes


The 47-minute documentary, called The Voice for Independent Unions in Canada, illustrates the CCU's dedication to the establishment of a democratic, independent labour movement, its newfound working relationship with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), and its commitment to growth and renewal. 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.
The documentary will be submitted to over 50 film and documentary festivals in Canada and around the world in 2014 and 2015, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto Hot Docs Festival. 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