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 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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

Rise Up!

“Making Our Voices Heard: Reclaiming the Art of Storytelling through Film and Print” is being offered as a workshop by CBTU at the Canadian Labour Congress Rise Up! conference (http://www.riseup2016.ca) Director/Producer Ella Cooper will showcase three episodes of Dance 4 Life (view trailer here: https://vimeo.com/178078731) and Mark Brown, will talk about his inspiration behind his[…]