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Lighting the way with workplace education is a nine-minute video that sells for $15.00(including shipping and handling). Produced in2000 by the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, it informs unions and labour councils about the benefits of union-based literacy programs. Although the workers in the video come from Nova Scotia, the stories they tell apply to people in other parts of the country. To order the video, contact linda.wentzel@ns.sympatico.ca or send a cheque (or money order) to Linda Wentzel, P.O.Box 1759, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, B0J 2C0.

Learning in Solidarity: A union approach to worker-centred learning is a seven-page article that was included in the first issue of a new Canadian journal called Just Labour earlier this year. Written by Tamara Levine, coordinator of the workplace literacy project at the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), the article begins by looking at the role unions have played in workers’ education since the 1800s. It goes on to describe the principles behind worker-centred education programs in the new century. To download a copy of the article, visit: www.justlabour.yorku.ca/

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) workplace literacy project has developed 5 resources in a series called Learning in Solidarity:

Learning for our lives: A union guide to worker-centered literacy

Bargaining basic skills: What unions should know about negotiating worker-centered literacy program

Making it clear: Clear language for union communications

Making it clear: A clear language and design screen

Seeds for change: A curriculum guide for worker-centered literacy

For price details, including the lower cost for bulk orders, visit: www.clc-ctc.ca