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[…]

We Thank you!

Dear members, Thank you to all those that attended our CBTU 20th Annual Awards Dinner Dance & Fundraiser! It was a tremendous success. Congratulations to all of the scholarship and award recipients. If you have photos you are willing to share, please email them to cbtuontario@gmail.com and we will clean them up and add them[…]

Thank You and New Chapter Executive Board Introduction

Greetings members, Hope your week has gone well! Firstly, I want to say thank you for your commitment to the work of CBTU.   We have been doing really good work and we will continue to organize our political influence.  We still have work to do – and as Rosemary Brown says, “We must open the[…]

Chapter AGM November 14

Dear sisters and brothers, As was communicated at the last meeting, we will be holding our Chapter’s AGM and Executive Board elections on Monday November 14 at 6:30pm. The meeting will be located at: Union Marketing 35 Silton Rd Vaughan, Ontario The conference bridge information information will be communicated closer to the meeting date ONLY[…]

CBTU GMM – October 3, 2016

Dear members, In accordance with our current CBTU Chapter bylaws, we will be holding the last of three separate General Membership Meetings on October 3, 2016 to hold 3 consecutive votes on proposed changes to our Chapter bylaws (http://cbtu.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Motion-to-Change-CBTU-Bylaws.pdf). The first meeting took place in August in Montreal, and the second took place in Ottawa[…]

CBTU 20TH Annual Awards Dinner, Dance & Fundraiser

Dear members, Please share this invitation with your unions, locals, units, affiliated organizations, friends, and of course family. This is our 20th year and we are extremely excited to celebrate our history with you, and present awards & scholarships to our sheroes / heroes in the community. Here are the links to the Event Flyer,[…]