Happy birthday, CMAW! The Construction, Maintenance and Allied Workers Canada (CMAW) is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The democratic, independent union, which became an affiliate of the Confederation of Canadian Unions in 2013, represents over 7,000 workers in locals throughout British Columbia and Alberta. As it […]
Earlier this month, Conservative Senators, along with some Liberals and independents, blocked legislation introduced by the Federal Government that would re-institute card check union certification within the federal public sector. The Senate passed an amendment to gut vital parts of the Bill and retain the […]
In 2013, the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh killed over 1,100 factory workers in the garment sector. Since then, Bangladeshi unions and the global labour movement have fought even harder for stronger health and safety protections and a fair living wage in the country’s […]
The highlighted text below is a promise made in writing to the Confederation of Canadian Unions by the president of the Liberal Party of Canada on September 28, 2015, in response to our questionnaire on electoral reform from our “Raise Your Voice, Cast Your Vote” […]
On Friday, February 17, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union organized a historic one day strike as the Liberal McNeil government sat the legislature around the clock to ram through Bill-75. This unconstitutional, anti-union bill imposes a contract on teachers and removes their right to strike. […]
By CCU President John Hanrahan On January 12, 2017, the Confederation of Canadian Unions was contacted by the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change and asked to send a letter in support of Gina Bahiwal, a migrant worker activist who was scheduled to be deported by […]
On October 19, 2016, Liberal finance minister Bill Morneau introduced Bill C-27, an Act to Amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985. This legislation is aimed at dismantling the defined benefit pension plans that fall under federal regulation and replacing them with target benefit plans, […]
On December 13, 2016, The Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES) voted to join the Confederation of Canadian Unions. The CCU now includes 13 affiliates from 6 unions, bringing our membership to over 16,000. AESES Statement on the Affiliation AESES is excited to announce […]
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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