Reminder: CBTU Chapter GMM on Sept 19, 2016 in Ottawa

Dear members,
In accordance with our current CBTU Chapter bylaws, we will be holding 2 separate General Membership Meetings over the course of the next 2 months to hold 3 consecutive votes on proposed changes to our Chapter bylaws (motion attached). The first meeting took place in August in Montreal, and the motion was unanimously supported. Please take time to read through the motion that shall be voted on.
The second GMM shall take place in Ottawa on September 19. The third meeting shall take place in Toronto on October 3rd. If the proposed bylaw change is passed at all three meetings, they shall take effect at the end of the 3rd meeting. The new Executive Board positions would then be elected at the November 14th annual meeting, also in Toronto. We hope to see you at the meetings! agenda-sept-19

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January 18th, 2024 


Greetings CBTU Members: 


The Executive Board would like to Thank Janice Gairey for her endless work on the CBTU Canada Executive Board as President, Board member, and retired worker, and she was instrumental in advocating for Global African Workers. Janice is a phenomenal Leader who still does so much meaningful work in communities, labour bodies, and of course here at CBTU. Janice has decided to step away from the Executive Board to enjoy her well-deserved retirement. JaniceYour CBTU Family loves and adores you. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.


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The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists-Canada Statement Addressing Systemic Racism in Canada's Refugee Support System: A Call for Equity and Long-Term Solutions


July 19, 2023

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) in Canada is calling on the Canadian federal, provincial, and municipal governments to end what we see as systemic racism in Canada's refugee support systems. Canada is renowned for its commitment to welcoming refugees and supporting those fleeing conflict and persecution. However, recent events have shed light on a concerning disparity in the level of support offered to refugees from different regions.

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