CBTU Joint Webinar: "Defund the Police: What the Heck Does that Mean?"

You’ve heard the term "Defund the Police", but what does it really mean? Is it calling for the abolishment of law enforcement? What is wrong with the current Police Services? Who do I call during an emergency? “Re-direct funding”…where would re-allocated funds go?

If these questions have been on your mind in recent days/weeks/months, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)  and the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) invite you to join us on Wednesday, February 17 at 7pm to have your questions addressed in this third installment of our CBTU Black History Month Webinar series.

Speakers include:

Robyn Maynard – Canadian Author and Academic, El Jones – Spoken word poet, educator, journalist, and community activist, and Sarah Jama – Community organizer and advocate.

RSVP now to get a link to join the webinar.

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CBTU Membership Newsletter - 2024

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Taking a page out of Janice's Book with doing the important Community work, "being one among many" The Executive Board sees all that you are doing in your communities across Canada. Thank You. 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.

 

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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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