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 […]
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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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
NDP MP from Vancouver East, Jenny Kwan, was the keynote speaker at the Executive Board Meeting of the Confederation of Canadian Unions in Vancouver in February 2019. Kwan spoke about the importance of workers’ rights, and especially protecting the rights of foreign-born workers in Canada. […]
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 […]
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 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