Learning in Solidarity

There were always strong links between literacy and the labour movement through its ongoing efforts to improve the lives of workers. This website is about the history of literacy within the labour movement in dates, spoken and written words. A historical timeline, testimonies from some key figures of the movement and resources produced by unions and central labour bodies tell the story of labour's long-time advocacy efforts to meet workers' literacy needs.


Unions and central labour bodies affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress / Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec, have produced a wide range of literacy resources over the last 20 years. Several of these resources were produced in partnership with non-labour organizations, and were developed for a labour and often broader audience.