Publications

Browse and search through our publications library below.

Smart choices: preparing for the third age

Smart choices: preparing for the third age

Change in the workplace affects everyone and you may need support in managing that change. This guide provides information and advice to help you make informed choices about the next steps you are going to take. You will explore the sources of support and advice available especially for older workers when there is change at the workplace and...

Promoting union learning - a handbook

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A handbook for union learning reps (ULRs) and reps involved in learning and skills, this guide is designed to be a helpful resource whether you're a recently elected or appointed rep, or have longer experience in your role.

The guide is made up of eight sections. Reps can dip in to the guide as a handy reference point, and it comes full of tips...

Cutting carbon, growing skills – green skills for a just transition

Cutting Carbon Growing Skills

Climate change and environmental issues at work are increasingly moving up the trade union agenda. Unions are working together and forming partnerships to tackle what is seen by many as the biggest issue of the twenty-first century. The TUC is calling for a just transition for workers and this new publication from unionlearn explains the facts...

Learning and Skills Policy Update - May 2020

This newsletter is intended to keep unions and other stakeholders abreast of policy developments in learning and skills, including providing updates on what the TUC and unionlearn are saying on specific policy issues.

This edition includes updates on: the skills policy reforms the TUC is calling for to support the economic recovery; the latest...

Learning Rep - Summer 2020 Edition

Learning Rep Summer 2020

In this special Covid-19 edition of the Learning Rep e-magazine, we have the following:

  • Learning through lockdown and beyond
  • Promoting health and wellbeing
  • New [email protected] campaign
  • We heart Usdaw learners
  • Helping learners stay ShipShape
  • Keeping on an even keel

Setting Up A Learning Centre

Setting Up A Learning Centre

A learning centre is a huge asset to any workplace learning campaign. Unions have played a major role in developing and promoting models for learning centres. Along the way they have developed guidelines and good practices that can be adapted to suit different workplaces.  

This booklet captures these ideas and provides you with the practical...

Learning Rep - Spring 2020 Edition

Learning Rep - Spring 2020

In the latest edition of the Learning Rep e-magazine, we have the following:

  • Alison is putting her learners first
  • Trailblazing new union standard
  • Training Safe for young workers
  • PFA scores community goals
  • Promoting health and wellbeing
  • New skills fund on the way

Your rights as an apprentice

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A leaflet produced by unionlearn for apprentices and if you are looking to undertake an apprenticeship, with information on 'what is an apprenticeship', 'your terms and conditions of employment' and much more.

To order a hard copy please email [email protected] giving your name and delivery address and how many copies you would like. 

Learning and Skills Policy Update - February 2020

This newsletter is intended to keep unions and other stakeholders abreast of policy developments in learning and skills, including providing updates on what the TUC and unionlearn are saying on specific policy issues.

This edition includes the latest information on what we know about the new government’s skills policy framework going forward...