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Take Action on Climate Change Now

In Canada and all over the world, clear signs of a rapidly changing climate are becoming ever more clear. Devastating droughts, heat waves, melting glaciers, wildfires, floods, destroyed agriculture, and increasingly unpredictable storms are just a few examples of the large-scale destruction of the environment.

Without immediate action from the governments of Canada and those around the globe, the ecological biosystems that the survival of our species – and millions of others – depend on, will no longer even be reparable. The Confederation of Canadian Unions demands the federal and provincial governments take action now to reduce carbon emissions, fight climate change and protect our environment.

Send a strong message to the government now


2012 is the Year of the Dragon

By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett I hope that everyone had a wonderful winter break, which provided for time with family and friends and a rest from our busy campus. I am writing the first […]

NSUPE Takes Part in Occupy Movement

On October 15, 2011, CCU Vice President John Harahan attended the Occupy Nova Scotia Rally in Halifax in order to express the CCU’s support of and solidarity with the protesters. Attempts by the media to […]

CCU Launches into the World of Web 2.0

The CCU has recently initiated a highly successful communications and media strategy that has raised our profile and launched us into the online universe. For starters, the CCU has created a Facebook group. Be sure […]

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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