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Using this booklet

This booklet contains information from the study on:

  • the real-life challenges facing workers who need to qualify or re-qualify for their jobs, or who want to upgrade
  • specific ways the union can support these workers’ educational needs
  • examples of union literacy and education programs, and lessons learned
  • the value and importance of a labour approach to education

Who will find this booklet useful?

The information in this booklet will interest:

  • activists and leaders in all sectors where members face rising job requirements
  • municipal CUPE locals
  • CUPE National Executive Board and Provincial Division Executive Board members
  • literacy and education activist in CUPE and other unions
  • activist lobbying government and employer representatives about literacy and workplace certification.


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