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CCU 50th Anniversary Convention Photos

The Confederation of Canadian Union’s 50th Anniversary Convention took place in Ottawa on October 5 to 8, 2019. The CCU held its first convention in July 1969. 50 years later, we celebrated this achievement. Former CCU Presidents Jane Grant and Jim Streb were our special […]

October 2019 Edition of AESES Newsletter

Download Full Issue Inside this Issue: Contract Negotiation Updates Annual Seasonal Celebrations From the President’s Desk New Faces & Hires Contract Admin AESES Scholarship Recipients Seeking Amendments UW Employee Spotlight Children’s Party Registration

CCU Launches Political Education Campaign for Manitoba Election

Like previous federal and provincial elections, the Confederation of Canadian Unions has once again established a political education campaign, named “Raise Your Voice, Cast Your Vote,” to help its membership make informed voting choices for the Manitoba Election on September 10, 2019. The following questions […]

CCU Celebrates Labour Day in 2019

The Confederation of Canadian Unions produced these beautiful postcards to celebrate Labour Day in 2019, on the 50th Anniversary of the CCU. On March 25, 1872, the Toronto Typographical Union takes up the cause of the “Nine-Hour Movement” and goes out on strike when its […]


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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