There will be a CBTU Ontario, Canada Chapter General Membership Meeting held on Monday April 22, 2013 at 6pm at the OFL on 4th floor. Please mark it in your calendars. We look forward to seeing you all there! If you require participation by telephone due to distance, please drop us a line for us to make arrangements.
Over 50 people from a variety of communities and unions gathered together to have an inter generational discussion on race and racism within the Canadian political system.
Many thanks to the co sponsors of the event: CBTU Ontario Men’s Committee along with PSAC Workers of Colour Caucus coordinated and hosted the event. Co sponsors were LATUC, ACLA OPSEU’s racially visible Caucus and the OFL. Irwin Nanda, OFL VP, Marie Clarke Walker CLC VP and Sharon DeSousa PSAC REVP and Alvin Curling Special Advisor to Minister of Children and Youth Services were present. Keynote speaker Mark Brown, a CBTU member, CUPW member and President of the Springdale NDP Riding Association presented the need for us to collectively look at the barriers to our community moving into the political arena but also motivated us to move forward with hope in an amazing presentation.
Last month a number of Trade Unionists from Canada travelled to the second inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama. While there we attended the American History Museum where we saw exhibits about the Emancipation and the March on Washington. What struck us about the exhibits was the connection of the two events to the labour movement and that of exploited workers.
Well here it is.....the OFL International Women’s Day March 8th pin & poster for 2013! The theme this year is ‘Hand in Hand: Sisters Sharing Hope Vision Solidarity’. The pin and poster reflect that theme. We have attached a photo of the pin - it is gold tone & glazed and even more beautiful when you see it in person with the colours more vibrant than on paper.
Cabins on the Fundraising cruise are selling out like hot cakes... Time to book your fantastic voyage! Please take note of the updated information in this flyer and distribute to all who are interested in helping the Chapter with this fundraising initiative, thank you!
Please share this link with your union's equity groups to view this presentation. The struggle continues! The presentation also contains charts showing gender wage gaps within ethnic groups.
Title: Equal Education, Equal Pay: Closing the Gender Wage Gap Graphic: http://www.learnstuff.com/
On November 3rd, 2012, the CBTU Ontario Canada Chapter hosted its 16th Annual Awards Dinner Dance Fundraiser at Spirales in Toronto, ON. For more on the event, please visit the following link in our Pictures and Videos section: