CCU President Kelly Johnson called on BC Premier John Horgan to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour. The CCU gave a very good review of the 2017 BC NDP election platform. The question is: what is the government waiting for? Read the letter […]
Special thanks to Mike and Scarlett for organizing the hotel for our EB. Our meeting dates are on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4 in Toronto. Meeting start and end times are to be confirmed, but are usually the following; Labour School – 9 […]
Introduction by CCU President Kelly Johnson: “The Private and Public Workers of Canada (PPWC) has been a leading force for environmental sustainability, First Nations rights and the creation and protection of jobs in the province of British Columbia for years. After more than a decade […]
CCU President Kelly Johnson wrote an open letter to Restaurant Brands International (RBI), owners of Tim Hortons, to address the recent minimum wage increase and the responses of several franchise owners in Ontario, who have reduced benefits, paid breaks and other incentives for workers. January […]
By CCU President Kelly Johnson It all started three weeks ago. Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage in Ontario increased to $14 an hour, a policy long overdue that will help tens of thousands of workers, or almost 12% of the province’s workforce who […]
CCU President Kelly Johnson wrote open letters to the Premiers of Alberta and Ontario for their recent policies increasing the minimum wage. Read the letter to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley below. January 17, 2018 Premier Rachel Notley Office of the Premier 307 Legislature Building 10800 […]
The CCU/CSC provides annual bursaries of $500 for dependent children of members of unions belonging to the CCU/CSC. Called the John St-Amand / Madeleine Parent Bursaries, they assist the children of CCU/CSC members to further their education. This year, winners were chosen at the recent […]
By CCU President Kelly Johnson Download report (PDF) The 28th Biennial CCU Convention taking place at Winnipeg in late October 2017 was a perfect time for affiliate members of our federation to come together, discuss important issues and ongoing struggles that matter to working people, […]
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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