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South West reps course booklet for 2014/15 out now

16 July 2014 South West

The new South West union reps course booklet for 2014/15 has been released. Includes all currently scheduled course dates through to July 2015 across the region.

More courses may be added throughout the year – to receive regular email updates for union reps from South West TUC Education contact and ask to be added to the mailing list.

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TUC Education: Scotland courses now offered in Paisley, Renfrewshire

16 July 2014 Scotland

TUC Education in Scotland has established a new agreement with 'West College Scotland' to deliver TUC Education courses at the Paisley Campus. From September 2014, Union Reps will no longer have to travel into Glasgow City Centre to access TUC Education courses. 

West College Scotland's Paisley Campus is only a short distance from Paisley town centre, with regular bus and train services serving the town and college.

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Unionlearn annual report shows increasing numbers of ULRs

07 July 2014

Unionlearn has released its annual report for 2013-14. The report shows an increase in the number of union learning reps (ULRs) and the union learning fund (ULF) performing well ahead of expectations.

In her foreword, Mary Bousted, chair of the unionlearn board, says:

Minister pays tribute to unionlearn's work

30 June 2014

The Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise has paid tribute to unionlearn's work reaching out to disadvantaged workers, the Technician Pathways project and supporting quality apprenticeships and traineeships. Matthew Hancock MP told the unionlearn conference last week:

"You deserve credit for reaching out to disadvantaged workers – people who face some of the biggest barriers to accessing in training and development at work – but who arguably, have much to gain from it.

Unionlearn and Science Council join forces to boost science skills

18 June 2014

Unionlearn will sign a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Science Council at its national conference on Monday (23 June 2014). The two organisations are coming together to improve the status and recognition of science technicians.

Diana Garnham, CEO of the Science Council, said:

TUC calls for everyone to have opportunity to gain meaningful qualifications

18 June 2014

The TUC General Secretary has said that everyone should have the opportunity to gain meaningful qualifications.

Employers unite to get careers guidance in schools and colleges right

16 June 2014

A large number of employers today have signed a statement to show their support for collaborative action between professional careers advisers, employers and schools and colleges. The Securing Our Future Talent statement, issued by the Careers Sector Stakeholders Alliance aims to highlight the importance of careers education and guidance in schools and colleges.

New industrial partnership launched in energy and utilities sector

10 June 2014

A new industrial partnership (IP) of employers and unions in the power, gas, water, renewables and waste management industries has been launched.

Fourth of July fireworks come to Liverpool

10 June 2014 North West

There will be fireworks in Liverpool when a trailblazing, one-day training course in practical Stage Pyrotechnics comes to the Playhouse Theatre on American Independence day, Friday 4th of July. 

The course will be taught by renowned industry practitioner Lincoln Parkhouse and is organised by the Training Department of BECTU- the media and entertainments union.  Attendees will be given an overview of different pyrotechnic devices, their uses and the relevant health and safety regulations.

Course booklet for TUC Education courses in Scotland published

04 June 2014 Scotland

The latest edition of the TUC Education Courses for all Union Representatives course booklet for Scotland for courses starting in August has been published.

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