The Confederation of Canadian Unions has always been an organization based on the social unionism model, one that is democratic, participatory and engaged in social and political issues. The includes lobbying elected officials to promote policies that protect workers’ rights, equality, democracy and the environment, […]
The CCU produced these beautiful postcards to celebrate Labour Day in 2018. On March 25, 1872, the Toronto Typographical Union takes up the cause of the “Nine-Hour Movement” and goes out on strike when its demands for a shorter workweek are ignored. A few weeks […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions has pledged $10,000 to the Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) legal fund. “We consider the inshore harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador our brothers and sisters in their struggle,” says Kelly Johnson, President of the CCU, which represents 20,000 public- […]
The CCU wants to wish all its members, and workers throughout the country, a Happy Canada Day. Here’s to another year of working together for equity, democracy and workers’ rights in the True North, Strong and Free.
Our meeting dates are on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 in Castlegar, BC. Meeting start and end times are to be confirmed, but are tentatively set as the following: Labour School – 8 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, June 23 EB Meeting […]
The Summer CCU Labour School is taking place in Castlegar, BC on Saturday, June 23, and two human and labour rights experts will headline the event. Profiles Leo McGrady is counsel with Koskie Glavin Gordon in Vancouver, British Columbia. He received his degrees from the […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions is thrilled to announce that in April 2018, the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers (CUSW) voted unanimously to become an affiliate with the CCU. CUSW made the decision at their convention in Ottawa. CUSW is a highly participatory, democratic skilled […]
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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