Publications

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Research paper 21: Skills and training: the union advantage

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This report explores the potential effect of trade unions on training provision in the British workplace. It does this through an analysis of the Labour Force Survey, covering the period 2001–2013, and in terms of postrecession practice the 2011 Workplace Employment Relations Survey.

The results show that union members received more training than...

Helping Young People into Work: Raising the quality and quantity of Apprenticeships

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Unionlearn, the learning and services arm of the TUC, both directly and through union reps, raise the quality and quantity of Apprenticeships available to young people in various ways. This publication highlights the Union Learning Fund (ULF) project work and impact on apprenticeships.

Tackling Disadvantage: The unionlearn effect in opening up learning and skills

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This report sets out to show the impact of unionlearn in widening opportunities to take up learning and skills by tackling disadvantage, identifying and removing barriers and implementing effective strategies. Further detailed statistics and data analysis can be found in unionlearn’s comprehensive annual reports.

We aim to answer these questions:

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ESOL: Language for life and work module for reps

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Unionlearn and the British Council, with support of unions, have produced an interactive module for union reps on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in the workplace. This is a self-study module that aims to help union reps think of how to build ESOL awareness and develop learning opportunities.

The module is appropriate for all...

Learning & Skills Policy Update January 2015

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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 January 2015 edition includes:

  • "Employment through Growth" report
  • Industrial Partnerships
  • Autumn Statement
  • Apprenticeship...