Fred Redmond of Region 6 visits Canada for CBTU

On February 16, 2012, Fred Redmond of CBTU Region 6, International Vice-President of the United Steelworkers, travelled to Canada to give a CBTU Presentation to the Executive Council of the Telecommunications Workers Union. Brother Redmond spoke of the history of the CBTU, the challenges that labour activists of colour face in the workplace and in their unions, and the importance of the work the CBTU, both at the Ontario/Canada Chapter level and as a whole. TWU President George Doubt said, "It was a great opportunity for our Executive Council to learn about the widespread Canadian, North American and international actions that the CBTU is engaged in on behalf of all workers." Brother Redmond was invited by the Chapter’s Communications Secretary Isabelle Miller to speak to her fellow Executives. “I could not think of a better way to celebrate Black History Month than to celebrate the work the CBTU does with my TWU family.” said sister Miller.

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May 1st, 2024 


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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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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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