Welcome to CBTU Ontario

Welcome to the website of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Ontario Chapter. We are dedicated to spreading the message of the benefits of trade unionism workers of African origin. We see unionism as the great leveller in society as well as the workplace.

Under labour laws, we have seen incomes and workplace right for workers of colour, particularly Black workers rise dramatically.

Our work is far from done, but we see improvements coming with the help of good laws governing the workplace.

Our our main focus is working with communities to bring justice, fairness and dignity to all workers, whether unionised or looking for a voice at work.

Join us in our struggle to raise everyone's standard of living, as well giving all a voice at work and in society in general. Join the CBTU now!

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May 1st, 2024 


Greetings CBTU Members: 

The Executive Board would like to have a meeting to prepare for the busy months ahead. There is so much happening quickly and it's important that we can get information to you. Please ensure you are signed up to the current Whatsapp chat. 

Please continue to follow the WhatsApp CBTU Ontario chat :


African Refugee Support


Dear CBTU Family and CBTU friends,

Enclosed are the details for the next Shared Closet event in support of the African Refugees in Canada.

The event will take place at the OPSEU Union Hall, located at 31 Wellesley Ave, Toronto, on the dates and times shown on the bulletin. Please join CBTU as we come together to assist those within our community who need our support the most. We are asking CBTU members, their families, and supporters for donations of time, finances, gently used clothing, toiletries, and more.

Please join CBTU and our alli Shared Closet as we actively work to improve living and working conditions within the Black community. 

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In solidarity

CBTU - Canada

Thank you,



The McClean family and Coalition of Black Trade Unionists would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity in funding the CBTU Scholarship Fund. In memory of Sylvia McClean, a true god sent to everyone she met.

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