The CCU and its affiliated unions are shocked and saddened by the tragic events that took place in Prince George, British Columbia on April 23. Two workers have been killed and twenty three injured after […]
Yet there are tens of thousands of Canadians on waiting lists to receive mental health treatment, and tens of thousands more who can’t afford it in the first place. The personal and economic costs of mental illness and depression on our society are enormous.
It’s time to put mental health care at the top of the agenda. Canada needs a publicly administered, universal mental health care system that is accessible to all. Adding mental health to Canada’s Medicare system will provide vitally important mental health supports and treatment to all Canadians and guarantee everyone can lead a happy and healthy life.
YUSA is pleased to host the Second Annual May Day celebration at York University. Along with members of the All Unions Coalition of York University, volunteers from groups across campus will be in Vari Hall […]
Canada has been rocked by the so-called RoboGate scandal. The Conservative Party has been accused of using dirty tricks and robocalls to mislead and misdirect Liberal and NDP voters in key ridings during the May […]
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 […]
The CCU has produced its 2012 calendar, which illustrates some of the important social and political events of the last year and throughout labour history. The CCU also looks to 2012 knowing that a better […]
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 Vice-President John Hanrahan has initiated an exciting new program that helps raise awareness of international labour struggles around the globe. Working with LabourStart, the world’s premier go-to online destination for union news, the CCU […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett After more than two months of occupying streets, parks, businesses and public areas, the Occupy Movement, despite colder weather and government-imposed evictions, is still going strong. It started on […]
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 […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions has kicked off a political education drive aimed at increasing voter turnout for the October 6th Ontario election. The CCU has received responses from a questionnaire it sent to the […]
The CCU is holding its biennial convention on October 22 to 25 in Toronto. The Labour School is on the first day, and we have an incredible line-up of guest speakers addressing a wide variety […]
For the second year in a row, Barrie residents didn’t have to travel on a busy Highway 400 to Toronto in order to celebrate Labour Day. The Second Annual Barrie Labour Day Picnic featuring music, […]
Calendar of Events
National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Jun 21 all-day
The Confederation of Canadian Unions celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day, which recognizes the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples,...