Usdaw ULR Fliss Pryce-Page won this year’s TUC learning award at Congress in recognition of the support she is giving to Tesco workers from Skegness to Leicester.
Over the last few years the awareness and incidence of dementia has become much more widespread. Many initiatives have been developed to help people understand the condition and support both those who have the condition and those who care for them, and unions have been quick to help.
Digital Photography is always a popular choice amongst members when learning needs survey’s are carried out, and following a number of requests, POA Learning decided that a Camera Course be designed and delivered at the unions Hatfield Learning Centre over a period of four weeks this year.
Michael Cosby is a Community union Branch Secretary at TATA Steel in Corby, Northamptonshire and has been supporting his membership having identified skills issues across his departments, particularly with IT skills.
Dyslexia affects 10% of the UK population, with 4% being classed as severely dyslexic. However m any people may not actually realise that they are dyslexic, and this can cause issues in areas of their lives including low self-esteem at work, and frustration and anxiety when doing certain tasks.
This week Union Learning Reps across the country focus on numeracy skills as unionlearn runs its annual Maths Workout Week – all part of its wider campaign promoting maths skills and supporting learners improve numeracy at work.
Workplace learners across the Midlands will be benefit from the regional Supporting Learners event in Birmingham this autumn.
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.
One of the highlights of TUC Congress is hearing individual stories at the annual Union Reps awards. This year the ULR of the Year award went to Usdaw Learning Rep Felicity Pryce-Page , who received her award from Frances O’Grady in front of delegates in Manchester.
John Goodwin is an Usdaw Union Learning Rep (ULR) from Stoke and was presented the unionlearn ULR of the Year Award for Supporting Learners with Literacy Needs at the unionlearn Annual Conference at TUC Congress House in London.