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[…]

Why we celebrate Black History Month

Why we celebrate Black History Month: A message from CLC Executive Vice-President Marie Clarke Walker This is the 20th year that Black History Month has been officially celebrated in Canada. Across the country, events are planned to mark and remember the contributions and achievements of Black Canadians. Canadian unions are celebrating that history too. Black[…]

CBTU Co-Sponsored BHM Event!

On February 23, 2014, come celebrate Black History Month at the OFL with a viewing of the documentary Colour Me, and enjoy a lively discussion with members of the community afterwards. Registration is available at: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/colour-me-tickets-10175223367   The poster is available for viewing through the link below. Colour Me – The Film Share

Reminder: Book your CBTU Ontario Canada Chapter Fundraising Cruise!

Dear members, Cabins on the CBTU Fundraising cruise are selling out like hot cakes… Time to book your fantastic voyage! Looking for a way to celebrate Black History Month next year? This is the way. Please take note of the information in this flyer and distribute to all who are interested in helping the Chapter[…]

Where’s Our Obama Event a Great Success!

Over 50 people from a variety of communities and unions gathered together to have an inter generational discussion on race and racism within the Canadian political system. Many thanks to the co sponsors of the event: CBTU Ontario Men’s Committee along with PSAC Workers of Colour Caucus coordinated and hosted the event. Co sponsors were[…]

Black History Month Statement

Last month a number of Trade Unionists from Canada travelled to the second inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama.  While there we attended the American History Museum where we saw exhibits about the Emancipation and the March on Washington.  What struck us about the exhibits was the connection of the two events to the labour[…]