The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) Canadian Chapter stands with all those affected by the recent United States Travel and immigration ban on immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries. CBTU believes that apart from our indigenous peoples, Canada is a nation of immigrants and their descendants. As such, the decision of the Trump Administration to deny the entry into the United States of immigrants fleeing violence based on their country of origin goes against the core values of The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Canadian Chapter. Among our core values is our belief that there is no place in modern day society for things like anti-black racism, misogyny, xenophobia and islamophobia. Considering that the overwhelming majority of Muslims around the world are people of colour. We believe that each of these and more can be found to some degree at the roots of the Trump Administration’s travel ban on immigrants from several predominantly Muslim countries.
The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Canada (CBTU) has joined the Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces (ACW) research project as a partner organization by launching an action research initiative on environmental racism and work in a time of climate change.
Thank you to all those that attended our CBTU 20th Annual Awards Dinner Dance & Fundraiser! It was a tremendous success. Congratulations to all of the scholarship and award recipients. If you have photos you are willing to share, please email them to cbtuontari[email protected] and we will clean them up and add them to the Album.
Hope your week has gone well!
Firstly, I want to say thank you for your commitment to the work of CBTU. We have been doing really good work and we will continue to organize our political influence. We still have work to do – and as Rosemary Brown says, “We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open, so that others can pass through”.
Please note that the deadline for application for the Young Women's Post Secondary Scholarship was extended to Monday, November 14 at 11:59pm EST. If you are interested in applying, please email cbtuontar[email protected] and fill out the Application Form below. Thank you.
Dear sisters and brothers,
As was communicated at the last meeting, we will be holding our Chapter's AGM and Executive Board elections on Monday November 14 at 6:30pm.
The meeting will be located at:
In accordance with our current CBTU Chapter bylaws, we will be holding the last of three separate General Membership Meetings on October 3, 2016 to hold 3 consecutive votes on proposed changes to our Chapter bylaws (https://assets.nationbuilder.com/cbtuontario/pages/213/attachments/original/1656428266/Motion-to-Change-CBTU-Bylaws.pdf?1656428266). The first meeting took place in August in Montreal, and the second took place in Ottawa in September. The motion was supported at both meetings. Please take time to read through the motion that shall be voted on.
"Making Our Voices Heard: Reclaiming the Art of Storytelling through Film and Print" is being offered as a workshop by CBTU at the Canadian Labour Congress Rise Up! conference (http://www.riseup2016.ca) Director/Producer Ella Cooper will showcase three episodes of Dance 4 Life (view trailer here: https://vimeo.com/178078731) and Mark Brown, will talk about his inspiration behind his articles (see "I can't work if I can't breathe" in Our Times http://ourtimes.ca/Featured_Story/article_492.php). Come out to the workshop and Make Our Voices Heard!