“No worker is inherently vulnerable. Workers are made vulnerable by laws that facilitate relationships of inequality and laws that fail to address exploitation. We need to name both: how that inequality is constructed and who benefits from it.”​
- Fay Faraday
Canadian Labour Congress

2014 National Policy Convention, Montréal.

May of 2014 would bring me my second working visit to Montréal’s Palais de congress, this time for the Canadian Labour Congress 2014 National Policy Convention. In the lead up to the convention, I was tasked with putting together two featured video pieces to introduce two key policy papers authored by the CLC.

“An economy for a fairer tomorrow” outlined policy concepts to address the growing issue of income inequality in Canada through the CLC’s more progressive and worker-centric lens. The second featured video piece

“Setting the Stage for Union Renewal Changing Demographics in the Workforce” was a study of how the workforce, much like the electorate in Canada is changing and that the Labour Movement must acknowledge the shift and work to be even more inclusive in reaching out to this diverse modern workforce.

Scripted bilingually, the pieces run 6:18 and 7:14 respectively and are subtitled, for the event I subtitled one video in French and the other in English and ran simultaneously.

“An economy for a fairer tomorrow”
Direction, editing, animation.
“Setting the Stage for Union Renewal Changing Demographics in the Workforce”
Direction, editing, animation.

Credits.

Produced by: MediaStyle

Scripted by: Canadian Labour Congress & MediaStyle

Directed, animated and edited by: Benjamin Dickerson