CBTU-Canada Statement on the Endorsement of Candidates

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Canadian Chapter is a democratic organization made up of Black and other racialized trade unionists. As such, CBTU-Canada supports using the democratic process for approving resolutions, constitutional changes, the electing of leadership, and more.

As we approach a period where many conventions and elections are taking place throughout the Labour Movement, our Chapter is encouraged by the volume of workers of African descent and other racialized workers who are putting their names forward to serve in elected leadership positions. CBTU-Canada is further encouraged to know that many of those workers share the values of CBTU.

CBTU-Canada remains committed to our mission statement, which includes the promoting of access and the opening doors for Black workers and workers of colour within the Labour Movement. While CBTU is not an organization that endorses individual candidates in specific elections, our Chapter continues to motivate, encourage and support CBTU members of African-descent and other racialized CBTU members who share the values of CBTU and seek to be elected to leadership positions.

CBTU-Canada strives to build a fairer and more inclusive society by working in coalition with organized Labour and other allies whose mission is consistent with these objectives.