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Browse our blog, where people from the world of workplace learning share their experience, advice, stories and insights.

Journey to digital – developing new tools for reps

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The medium and language may be changing, but there is a lot about the move to digital that looks like traditional union organising. It is about bringing together the best of both worlds – new digital opportunities and effective organising. Unions have thrived when people have reacted to injustice...

Important: Why unionlearn is asking you to resubscribe

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Unionlearn places a high value on our relationship with the many stakeholders involved with unions and learners. From Union Learning Reps and shop stewards to academics and employers, Unionlearn works with a large group of people involved with workplace and union led learning.

Tina Davies organising Welsh language learning in stores

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At a Check Out Learning event in February at my own store, Tesco Broughton, 12 people expressed an interest in taking a Welsh course, so I went ahead and organised it. Seems pretty simple on paper to set up a course like this doesn’t it? But, as my story shows, ULRs sometimes need well developed...

Beating the Bottle… with a book

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Last week I suspect that many of you may have headed down to the pub or settled down on the sofa and taken a satisfying draught of your first alcoholic drink of 2018 . Dry January is becoming increasingly popular as a means of cutting down one’s consumption and detoxing a beer and buffet battered...

I wanna tell you a story

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"We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.” - Jimmy Neil Smith, Director of the International Storytelling Center. Unionlearn feel that stories are a vital way to get our message across and highlight the benefits...

A year in songs

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My brother recently reminded me of the first song I had ever written. The song went something like, “Rachelle you are going to, die tonight, die tonight”. Pretty morbid stuff for a 9 year old. I can’t remember exactly what it is she had done to insult me, I doubt it was much. It never takes much.