Case studies

Usdaw ULR Sean encourages Reading Ahead at DHL Argos

Staff at DHL Argos in Castleford marked the success of their reading year with a special event, thanks to Usdaw, and the local Union Learning Rep Sean Dixon. Thanks to Sean’s continued hard work and enthusiasm, 36 people completed Reading Ahead in 2015/16, a significant...

BFAWU support food workers improve English skills at Oasis Foods

Oasis Foods are based in High Wycombe and produce high quality mayonnaise, sauces and dips for many big foodservice companies. They are expanding rapidly and have invested heavily in new machinery and warehouse space over the past 5 years. Carol Hillaby is BFAWU Project...

BFAWU and Fox’s support learning that won’t take the biscuit

Lisa Greenfield is a project worker with the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) and has been running skills and awareness days and initial assessment sessions at Fox’s factory in Batley – which, it is hoped, will lead to apprentices. The union set up the...

Joint union project helps Somerset social enterprise improve lives and communities

The Union Learning Fund (ULF) project at Hinkley Point C, “Building a Learning Legacy”, has been supporting a not-for-profit social enterprise giving training and work experience in Somerset. Somerset Care and Repair (SCR) brings empty homes across the county back into...

Union helps make learning more palatable to workers at CHEP

In Severnside, near Bristol, overlooking the estuary lots of large manufacturing firms have set up business due to the good transport links to motorways and docks. One such company is CHEP UK Ltd. It may not be a name to trip off the tongue, but if you have used, shifted...

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