Announcements & Articles

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!!!!

CBTU Strategy Report

The 40th Annual International CBTU Convention was held in Las Vegas, NV in May, 2011. The convention was quite different in format from previous years, with a priority on creating solid strategies for sustainability in years to come.

Reminder: Membership Dues

To our valued members:
Members need to get your membership dues into Janice so there isn't a chance of their being registered as guests instead of delegates. If they plan to attend this year's International Convention in Las Vegas Thursday May 26-30. Registration available at if you haven't received it in the mail.
Any questions, Please contact me at 4163479732(c) or [email protected]

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