Negotiating on skills makes union sense

Unionlearn has published a new guide for union reps and officers who tackle learning and skills when negotiating with employers.

Negotiating on skills guide

With Skills at work - A guide for negotiators unionlearn wants to highlight some pertinent questions, such as why unions should negotiate on skills, whether we are talking about a joint agenda with employers, what basic union negotiating issues looks like and how to utilise learning agreements.

The Skills at work guide is a timely addition to support unions’ Learning at Work Week activities.

The guide’s practical advice helps union negotiators with arguments to make the case for employer investment in skills and why unions are ideal stakeholders to make skills development work for the whole workplace. Ideally learning and skills agenda should sit proudly next to other industrial negotiating issues.

To produce the guide unionlearn engaged unions to discuss how they have approached negotiating the skills agenda and delved into recent research to find out what has made unions successful.

The guide is now available to download on unionlearn website or to order a hard copy please email [email protected]