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ESCO - A common currency for skills?

Trade union leaders at the European Trade Union Summit 2014 ©ETUC-CES
We all know about the euro. It is a currency across Europe that makes it easier for goods and services and people to move freely between European countries. Suppose there was a similar currency for skills. It would provide a commonly understood description of all the units of all the jobs in the EU....

Snow, sleet and union-led learning

Kevin Pascoe delivers a union learning workshop ©Private
In January, I drove from Cardiff for two hours through wind, sleet and snow to attend a Wales TUC meeting in Aberystwyth. I didn't mind the tortuous journey, because I probably have the best job in the Open University working with incredible Union Learning Representatives (ULRs), trades unions and...