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Employers supporting the technician workforce and working with unions


Trade unions and employers regularly negotiate on a number of learning and skills related issues. Unionlearn has produces a short guide for unions to help them tackle technician registration and technician access to continuous professional development (CPD).

The guide supplements the Technician Registration Toolkit – A resource for union...

Unionlearn annual report 2015: Changing Lives Through Learning


Despite all the challenges unionlearn continues to flourish. This year’s report has some stunning headline figures:

  • Over 230,000 learners supported – including many of the most disadvantaged who would never get the chance to learn without union help.
  • Independent research from Leeds University showing that unionised workplaces receive twice as...

Valuing the skills of older workers – How to do a mid-life development review


Mid-life development reviews are about starting a conversation and discussing careers in the workplace in the context of the whole of people's lives. People don't get enough chances to talk about themselves in a positive way, and it can be very exciting to discover that someone is taking an interest and it is not too late to make a change or take...

Learning & Skills Policy Update June 2015


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.

The June 2015 edition includes:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Consultation on adult vocational education
  • Union advantage research report
  • Un...

Survey of ULRs and union reps supporting learning and skills, 2014


At the end of 2014 unionlearn conducted a survey of union reps engaged in supporting learning at work to get an up-to-date picture of their activities in the workplace, including the main opportunities and challenges that they identified in promoting the union learning agenda. The survey was undertaken online and the data collected using Survey...