The York University Staff Association (YUSA) has initiated a new training program for members and hoped that the employer would provide an endorsement. To date, that remains to be seen. However, we did not want any more time to go by before we commence this […]
YUSA recently celebrated its 35th Anniversary. To remember the gains we have made over the past three and half decades, YUSA launched a poster and postcard campaign to say “thank you” to the hundreds of people who have worked so hard for our union and […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions proudly supports the “Pull for a Cure” event that raises funds for cancer research. In June 2010, ten air traffic controllers pulled an 18,636 kg airplane across a runway at Pearson Airport in Toronto. The event garnered huge media attention. […]
Canada Day, observed on July 1st, is a national holiday marking the anniversary of Confederation in 1867, when the British North America Act came into effect. It was originally known as Dominion Day until it...
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