La solidarité intersyndicale Québec-Amérique latine et le Centre international de solidarité ouvrière, 1975-1984


  • Geneviève Dorais Université du Québec à Montréal


From the end of the 1960s to the middle of the following decade, a wave of radicalization shook Quebec’s social movements. This paper examines the trade union dimension of this radicalization through the lens of inter-union solidarity networks between Quebec and the Latin American and Caribbean region. To do so, we focus our attention and analysis on the Centre international de solidarité ouvrière (CISO), which originated from the Montreal June 1975 conference that bore the same name, and the links it developed with independent trade unions in the global South. Our study shows that the solidarity networks maintained by CISO with various Latin American organizations between 1975 and 1984 contributed to the political and ideological shaping of trade union internationalism in Quebec.

Author Biography

Geneviève Dorais, Université du Québec à Montréal

Geneviève Dorais est professeure d’histoire à l’Université du Québec à Montréal