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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Congratulations to our CBTU members on Elections!

The CBTU endorsed Marie Clarke Walker as a proud CBTU member and advocate for workers of colour. CBTU applauds Hassan Husseini, who was also endorsed by our Chapter, for having initiated a “Take Back The CLC” movement, which resulted in historic change following the election of Hassan Yussuff as the first racialized President of the[…]

CBTU Endorses Hassan Husseini and Marie Clarke-Walker for Canadian Labour Congress

The 27th Constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) will be held from Monday, May 5th to May 9th at the Palais des Congrès de Montreal, 201 avenue Viger Ouest, Montreal (Québec). The Convention will provide a forum to debate resolutions, set the policy direction for Canadian Labour Movement and elect the leadership of the[…]