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CCU 50th Anniversary Logo Contest Extended

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 […]

Confederation of Canadian Unions Celebrates May Day

Download May Day Postcard 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 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago in 1886, […]

CCU Remembers the Day of Mourning

The CCU Communications Committee has produced a postcard in recognition of the National Day of Mourning on April 28. You will all now have a digital copy of this. Thank you to the members of the Communications Committee for making this happen. In Solidarity, Kelly […]

CCU Receives Thank You Letter from Canada Without Poverty

The Confederation of Canadian Unions recently received a thank you letter from Canada Without Poverty (CWP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to eradicating poverty in Canada and educating Canadians about the link between poverty and human rights. The CCU supports Canada Without Poverty with donations on […]

Council of Canadians Thanks CCU for its Support

The Council of Canadians recently wrote Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) President Kelly Johnson a letter thanking the organization for its continued support. The Council of Canadians is a progressive, non-profit organization that advocates for social justice, equity, workers’ rights, environmental sustainability and democracy, values […]

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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