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A chance discussion with a member threatening to leave the union gave Usdaw Mobile Union Learning Rep (MULR) and stand down Rep Shelley Middleton an idea to launch a new campaign in Tesco Express and Metro stores.
Employees with support services provider ISS based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital have started a course in English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), with the help of UNISON.
More than a dozen young unemployed people from Salford have completed traineeships that have helped them move on to apprenticeships or full-time jobs, thanks to a successful partnership between the GMB learning project ReachOut, adult learning centre St Antony’s and TDB Training.
Dozens of unemployed people got on the first rung of careers ladder in film and television with the help of health and safety training delivered by media and entertainment union BECTU (now part of Prospect) at specialist ‘bootcamps’ last year.
Sue Kinnaird and Danuta Smoliniec are Union Learning Reps (ULRs) with Unite the Union at Seachill in Grimsby and have been presented the unionlearn ULR of the Year Award for Supporting Disadvantaged Learners at July’s unionlearn Annual Conference at TUC Congress House in London.
When BBC TV and radio researchers came looking for a union perspective on the saving of Quick Reads, Usdaw ULR coordinator Sean Dixon offered himself to talk about the impact of the publishing initiative.
NHS staff member Andrea Hoskins has been inspired to develop her skills, and career, thanks to support from her union. She recently completed an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling – and this is her story.
Stella Perrett, a Case Officer from The Planning Inspectorate in Bristol, is a Union Learning Rep (ULR) with the PCS union and has received the unionlearn ULR of the Year Award for Supporting Apprentices at the unionlearn Annual Conference at TUC Congress House in London.
Support from her union in attaining a GCSE qualification helped Tina change career and follow her dream of becoming a teacher.
Usdaw Union Learning Rep (ULR) Trish Baldwin has been presented with the unionlearn ULR of the Year Award for Supporting Learners with Digital needs at this year’s unionlearn Annual Conference at TUC Congress House in London.