Announcements & Articles

CBTU Canada Statement on the Toronto Police Services 2020 Race Based Data Collection Findings

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) in Canada acknowledges the apology to the Black community by Toronto Police Chief James Ramer. We further recognize that the information collected in the 2020 Race-Based Data Collection Report sheds light on the policing of Black and Indigenous communities, covering multiple years with various police chiefs at the helm.

Statement by the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Canada - Black unionized employees face real harm if excluded from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

 

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Canada (CBTU) is calling upon the community and the labour movement as a whole to pay close attention to two test cases currently before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. The cases follow a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision that could result in Black unionized employees’ losing the right to file human rights complaints in Ontario.

Changes to Our Upcoming Webinar Series

Hello CBTU Family,

Please be advised of the following changes to our upcoming webinar series:

  • The March 15, 2021 Trauma in our Community webinar has been postponed. New date to be announced.
  • The March 18,2021 webinar commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will go ahead as scheduled.
  • The March 24, 2021 Building Solidarity with Indigenous Communities webinar has been postponed. New date to be announced.

CBTU Webinar Series: Racism in the Labour Movement and Building Inclusive Unions

Please join us on March 11, 2021 from 7pm to 9pm for a thrilling installment in our CBTU Canadian Chapter's webinar series commemorating both Black History and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, entitled "Racism in the Labour Movement and Building Inclusive Unions". Our guest speakers for the event will be Carol Wall and Deanna Kimball, and the moderator will be our Chapter's own Richard Gaboton.

Global African Workers Webinar Series

Dear members,

Join us as voices from all over the world offer their perspective and insight on the pressing issues facing workers of African descent - both on the continent and throughout the diaspora.
Leaders from all over the world will address issues like COVID 19, rising authoritarianism, the scourge of white nationalism, and the plight of workers in facing unfettered capitalism.

CBTU YouTube Video Encore

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Canadian Chapter is celebrating Black History Month by holding a series of webinars in February and March - commemorating both Black History and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Throughout the series we will look at the work being done to move towards racial and social justice and reconciliation.

CBTU Webinar Series: CBTU in conversation with the Ontario NDP Black Caucus

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) Canadian Chapter is celebrating Black History Month by holding a series of webinars in February and March - commemorating both Black History and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Throughout the series we will look at the work being done to move towards racial and social justice and reconciliation.