12 million Canadian workers are not covered by a workplace pension plan. The maximum retirement benefit under the Canada Pension plan is around $1,100 per month, while the average benefit under CPP is $550 per month. Only 15 to 20% of middle income Canadians retiring […]
On May 16 to 19, CCU President John Hanrahan was proud to join the picket line with the striking workers of NSUPE Local 19 in Prince Edward Island. The picketers set up a line to protest the first mobile blood clinic on the Island during […]
On May 7 to 9, CCU Vice President Frank Robertson and I were fortunate to attend the 2016 LabourStart Global Solidarity Conference, held at Ryerson University in Toronto Ontario. LabourStart is the global labour movement’s news and campagining service, and the conference was attended by […]
On this April 28, the official Day of Mourning, Confederation of Canadian Unions mourns those workers who have been killed at work, and renews the commitment to fight for the living. Three Canadians die every day as a result of workplace “accidents,” and more still […]
The April 2016 Labour School of the Confederation of Canadian Unions will feature Wayne Benedict (read bio here), an Alberta Barrister and Solicitor with the E. Wayne Benedict Professional Law Corporation. Wayne will be speaking about the duty to accommodate, management rights vs. employee privacy […]
By CCU President John Hanrahan Two thousand Canadians were infected with HIV in the 1980s from receiving tainted blood products, and a further 30,000 Canadians were infected with Hepatitis C from receiving tainted blood. As a result, on October 4, 1993, the federal government commissioned […]
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), 21 million people worldwide are currently victims of forced labour. These ongoing human rights violations generate illegal profits of $150 billion (US) per year. Migrant workers are particularly vulnerable to becoming victims of forced labour. In November 2014, […]
An article written by CCU President John Hanrahan was featured in the recent edition of Macleans Magazine. Titled “Canada Needs Unions Now More Than Ever,” it’s expected to reach tens of thousands of Canadians. John wrote about the CCU and its commitment to workers’ 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