Announcements & Articles

WFTU Statement on South African Mine Killings


Athens, August 17, 2012


The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its deepest condolences to the families of all victims at the outrageous conflict in Lonmin mine in South Africa. We are on the side of the SACP and NUM and we express our solidarity with their efforts to defend the real rights of workers and the freedom of trade union action.

Premiers should soundly reject Harper Government’s low-wage Schemes

It has become clear that the federal government, supported by a number of employer organizations, has a plan for transforming Canada’s labour market in ways that will profoundly hurt Canadians.

It’s a four-prong strategy which includes the dramatic expansion of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), the erosion of Employment Insurance, raising the country’s retirement age, as well as a systematic effort to undermine the ability of unions to stand up for the rights of working people and improve their standard of living.

Political drama for Tory Fundraising campaign!

Man vying for broadcast licence urged to
donate to Tory fundraiser
OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Jul. 26 2012, 7:50 PM EDT Last updated Thursday, Jul. 26 2012, 7:57 PM EDT
The chairman of a proposed new Toronto radio station says he was asked to attend and contribute to a Conservative fundraiser while he was applying for a new federal broadcasting licence.

Chapter Updates

Below is a general update on for CBTU and our Chapter:

The Region 1 Conference is taking place at the Sheraton Hotel Atlantic City August 23-26 2012 at a pre-registration cost of $180 if submitted by July 30. They are encouraging Chapters to bring youth participants at a cost of $ 80.00 for registration so if you have any children/grandchildren that would like to attend please let  Andrea McCormack know by email at  [email protected]. We are hoping to sponsor a few youth from the Chapter to attend. Forms were included in the call out package. The Chapter needs to put forward names for the Region 1/ 3 regular awards and the special Award of Distinction, so if you have any recommendations please forward them to Marie C Walker at [email protected]. A bio and the reason why the person should receive the award should be included in the recommendations.

Chapter Meeting July 4, 2012

Please note that our Chapter's next General Membership Meeting will take place on July 4, 2012 at 6pm, at the PSAC Ontario Region Office in Toronto, ON, Canada. Included will be a discussion on the CBTU International Convention, and plans for the CBTU Region 1 Conference coming up soon in Atlantic City NJ from August 23 - 26, 2012. If you have items to add to the agenda, or are from out of town and wish to participate via teleconference, please let the Chapter know via e-mail. Thank you, and hope to see you there!

Scholarship Application Deadline is July 30, 2012

The CBTU Ontario Canada Chapter is accepting applications for its annual Ann Newman Scholarship Fund.

The Scholarship is awarded in honour of Ann Newman, a labour and community activist and was established to provide partial scholarships to youth in the Black community pursuing a post-secondary education. One scholarship will be awarded to the successful applicant as chosen by the Fund’s Selection Committee. The scholarship will be $1,000. In the event that 2 applicants are equally qualified, 2 scholarships will be awarded of $500 each.

Ontario Canada Chapter Launches Educational DVD at CBTU's 41st International Convention

The 41st CBTU International Convention held in May 2012 was a great success for the Ontario Canada Chapter. For the first time, the Chapter hosted a booth launching items for sale, for raffle, and for free with our new logo with Canadian flare. Included as a free item was the new Educational DVD launched by our Chapter and Region 1. The DVD is a narrated and musically-accompanied version of one of the online presentations created by Isabelle Miller. One version is available in US English, and the other in Canadian English, for use within your locals and unions to promote awareness of the CBTU, and the format is described as a Flash-based Power Point program. To view these presentations please visit the following links: