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Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers Local 8 Affiliates to CCU

A month after Local 2 of the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada voted to join the Confederation of Canadian Unions, Local 8 has voted unanimously to affiliate to the CCU. Headquartered in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Local 8 has been a proud member of the […]

CLC Produces New Together Fairness Works TV Advertisement

A new “Together Fairness Works” television ad has been produced and is now airing online and throughout Canada. It features the classic song “Lean on Me,” originally written by Bill Withers, and highlights some of the most urgent issues currently being fought for by the […]

Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers Local 2 Joins CCU

We are very happy to announce that the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers Local 2, based in Crofton, British Columbia, has just voted to join the Confederation of Canadian Unions. PPWC Local 2 represents 431 hard working men and women at Catalyst Paper Crofton Division. “It […]


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International Workers’ Day
International Workers’ Day
May 1 all-day
International Workers' Day
International Workers Day, held every year on May 1, is a celebration of workers’ rights, social justice, equity and democracy. Founded by socialists in the late 19th century, the date was chosen to commemorate the...
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National Day of Awareness for MMIWG2S+
National Day of Awareness for MMIWG2S+
May 5 all-day
National Day of Awareness for MMIWG2S+
May 5th as a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. A U.S. congressional resolution to designate May 5th as a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous...
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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
May 17 all-day
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse...
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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