The Learning Services Team at the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union always ensure that there is an easily accessible supply of Quick Reads in their workplace learning centres across the country. However, they don’t just find Quick Reads useful for their members.
Christine Pogson is an Usdaw Mobile Union Learning Rep (MULR) based in Greenfield and covers East and South Greater Manchester. Christine has been working with apprentices to help them get the best from their schemes.
The Reading Agency are launching the new batch of Quick Reads for 2020 at an open event in Liverpool on Tuesday 18th February and have also produced resources to help workplaces promote reading skills.
Unite learning rep Sue Mann has been named TUC ULR of the Year for her work promoting learning opportunities to colleagues at Blackpool Transport.
The new TU Officer Apprenticeship Standard has now been approved and two launch events are being held during National Apprenticeship Week in February to give everyone all the details they need.
TUC North West & unionlearn are organising a Health and Wellbeing Conference in Liverpool this month.
The team of Usdaw learning reps at DHL Castleford have run a National Numeracy pilot that helped one of their less confident learners.
An Usdaw monthly rep’s meeting at the Tesco Bury store resulted in the union deciding to get involved with an upcoming Mental Health Awareness campaign day at the store – and use their experience as union reps to help make it a success.
Park Cakes in Bolton are the latest business to show their commitment to support workplace skills by signing up to the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) Skills Pledge.
When ex-Wigan defender Lewis Field was forced to quit the game due to injury he chose an unusual pathway to evolve his career – following his passion for animals by studying zoology. Here he tells his story and how his union, the PFA supported him.