CBTU President Statement on the Acquittal of Philando Castile’s Murderer

No Justice for Philando Castile: CBTU President Statement on the Acquittal of Philando Castile’s Murderer Statement by Rev. Terrence L. Melvin President, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists On Friday, June 16, justice was not served again, as the officer in the shooting death of Philando Castile was found not-guilty. This pattern of injustice would reach[…]

CBTU-Canada Statement on the Endorsement of Candidates

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Canadian Chapter is a democratic organization made up of Black and other racialized trade unionists. As such, CBTU-Canada supports using the democratic process for approving resolutions, constitutional changes, the electing of leadership, and more. As we approach a period where many conventions and elections are taking place throughout the Labour Movement,[…]

CBTU-Canada Statement on The International Day of Remembrance of The Victims of Slavery and The Transatlantic Slave Trade

March 25th is observed by the United Nations as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Between the 15th and 19th centuries, millions of Africans were taken against their will, chained in the belly of thousands of ships, forcibly removed from their homeland and brought to Canada[…]

Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racism

Dear members, Please review our Chapter’s Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racism, and well as review our African Heritage & Black History Month Report. Thank you. – The CBTU Executive Board Share

CBTU Canada Statement-The Passing of Fred Upshaw

  The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)–Canada Chapter sends its deepest condolences to the family and to all those affected by the passing of Fred Upshaw. Fred Upshaw was best known as the first African Canadian Trade Unionist to lead a major Canadian Union.  Fred Upshaw shattered the glass ceiling when he was elected National President of[…]

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) – Canada Statement on the Quebec City Mosque Terrorist Attack

  It is with sadness and heavy hearts that the The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) – Canada expresses its heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the recent terrorist attack on the Quebec City Mosque. Thoughts of those killed and injured in the attack may forever be engraved in our minds and scared[…]

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)-Canada Statement on the Trump Administration’s US Travel Ban on Muslims From Seven Predominately Muslim Countries

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) Canadian Chapter stands with all those affected by the recent United States Travel and immigration ban on immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries. CBTU believes that apart from our indigenous peoples, Canada is a nation of immigrants and their descendants. As such, the decision of the Trump Administration to[…]

Environmental Racism Research Project Launched

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Canada (CBTU) has joined the Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces (ACW) research project as a partner organization by launching an action research initiative on environmental racism and work in a time of climate change. To start the project, CBTU is launching a social media campaign to engage racialized and[…]