The Confederation of Canadian Unions celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day, which recognizes the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples. Although these groups share many […]
In February 2019, the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) held its Labour School in Vancouver, British Columbia. Alejandra Bravo and Maria Dobrinskaya of the Broadbent Institute held an all-day workshop on union leadership and capacity building. Included was discussion and debate on membership engagement, activism […]
So much that defines Winnipeg, its achievements and its rebellious core, was forged on Bloody Saturday. Please join us Friday, June 21, 2019 at 9pm in Pantages Plaza on Main Street at Market Avenue for the public opening of Bloody Saturday, a new public artwork […]
Featured in the Globe and Mail, June 12, 2019 By Kelly Grant The council predicted that a single-payer plan would reduce Canada’s overall per-capita spending on prescription drugs, which is among the highest in the world. Canada should adopt a universal, single-payer public pharmacare program […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions is holding its Executive Board Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 22 and 23 at the Viscount Gort Hotel. Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew has been invited as keynote speaker, and the CCU is eagerly waiting his response. Please send […]
In 2019, the Confederation of Canadian Unions is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. The founding convention of the CCU was held in Sudbury, Ontario in July 1969. To commemorate this event, the CCU is creating a new logo to remember the original founders of our association […]
In February 2019, the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) held its Labour School in Vancouver, British Columbia. NDP member of parliament Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East) discussed workers’ rights and federal politics. The CCU commended MP Kwan for her efforts in creating a public, universal pharmacare […]
In February 2019, the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) held its Labour School in Vancouver, British Columbia. Sheryl Lightfoot from the University of British Columbia discussed UNDRIP (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples). UNDRIP delineates and defines the individual and collective rights […]
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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