Why care about literacy and essential skills?

You’re a busy union executive member. You barely have time to keep up with your members’ existing issues and concerns. There are important provincial and national campaigns that take time and energy. Then, there are the rounds of bargaining, long hours, and juggling family life.

If you think about literacy and essential skills as just one more issue, you’ll probably file it under “pending” and move on. But we think there are some very good reasons to put literacy and essential skills on your “to do” list. And, we’d like to offer you some ways to do this that can help you meet your goals.