Announcements & Articles


How many knew about the black pilot who crashed his plane in Shanksville, PA Sept 11, 2001?
Maybe not his name or history, but just knew that the pilot was an educated black man who was married and a father. The short bio below will bring us all up to date as to who he was. We should all know and care!

Local Raises Funds for YWCA and Food Bank

TWU Local 203 hosted a fund raiser held on behalf of the YWCA at Cardel Place on April 18, 2012 in Calgary, where a viewing of Eye of the Storm took place. CBTU Communications Secretary Isabelle Miller was asked to share a few words on behalf of the chapter by event coordinator Bonnie Devine.  The local was able to donate $525.00 to the YWCA in  support of their important work in the community.  Contributors also provided substantial donations to the Calgary Food Bank, which is in need of contributions at this time of the year. A special thanks to all that attended, including chapter members Tricia Watt and Hans-Woosly Balan.

Labour Events in Ontario

Mark your calendars!   Friday, May 4, 2012: Bromley Armstrong Award Dinner Spirales Banquet Centre $50.00 each, $400.00 table of 8 ------------------------- Saturday, May 5, 2012: Austerity For Whom? Workers of Colour/Aboriginal Workers Conference “Advancing Equity in an Era of Austerity” OFL Building, 15 Gervais Dr., Registration $50.00 More information to follow in the next few weeks. Any questions please contact Ana at [email protected]. Free parking, child care available, and guest speakers will be present.

Chapter Meeting March 21, 2012

The Chapter’s next General Membership Meeting will be on March 21st, 6pm, at the PSAC Office at 90 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 608 (Just east of Yonge & Eglinton). There is Green P parking across the street and the office is easily accessible by subway. If you are planning on attending, please RSVP with Marie at [email protected] to have an idea of the attendance. Thank you and hope to see you there!

Fred Redmond of Region 6 visits Canada for CBTU

On February 16, 2012, Fred Redmond of CBTU Region 6, International Vice-President of the United Steelworkers, travelled to Canada to give a CBTU Presentation to the Executive Council of the Telecommunications Workers Union. Brother Redmond spoke of the history of the CBTU, the challenges that labour activists of colour face in the workplace and in their unions, and the importance of the work the CBTU, both at the Ontario/Canada Chapter level and as a whole. TWU President George Doubt said, "It was a great opportunity for our Executive Council to learn about the widespread Canadian, North American and international actions that the CBTU is engaged in on behalf of all workers." Brother Redmond was invited by the Chapter’s Communications Secretary Isabelle Miller to speak to her fellow Executives. “I could not think of a better way to celebrate Black History Month than to celebrate the work the CBTU does with my TWU family.” said sister Miller.

The RBC Black History Month Student Essay Competition

The RBC Black History Month Student Essay Competition

***Deadline Friday January 13, 2012***

They're giving away three scholarships:

First prize: $1,500
Second prize: $1,000
Third prize: $500

Every year Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of black Canadians, past and present.

2012 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance


2012 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance

The 2012 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance will be held January 12 – 16 in Detroit, Michigan.  The conference registration fee is $150 until October 31, with late registration at $180 from November 1 to November 30. On-line registration and refund deadlines are November 30, 2011.

Successful CBTU Dinner Dance event

To everyone that attended the CBTU Ontario Chapter's 15th Annual Awards Dinner Dance & Fundraiser on Saturday night. Thank you for the continued support! Over 400 people enjoyed the food, the key note speakers, the cultural entertainment and especially the dancing!!!!