Gavin Hardie is the Communication Workers Union (CWU) Lead ULR for the Plymouth and East Cornwall Amal branch. He has been unearthing members’ hidden talents in a creative writing competition.
Former TUC tutor Alison Foster is a regular visitor to Glastonbury Festival, and spent many happy summers in a caravan in a friend’s field in Somerset.
Shawn Fleming , Concorde Health UNISON Branch Secretary, won the Learning Initiative Award at this year’s Get Active awards ceremony in Taunton.
Nick Hillman and Freya Kendall , apprentices at Poole Borough council, have been recognised by their trade union, UNISON, at a regional awards ceremony.
The South West TUC has launched a campaign that aims to ensure that apprentices understand their rights as they enter the workforce. One company that they hold as an example of a good scheme is Bristol Port.
"If you’d asked me, six months ago, whether I would have been sitting in a meeting with directors and managers, I’d never have believed you.”
In late November unionlearn wrapped up its annual Supporting Learners series of regional events in Leeds. During the autumn unionlearn had held events across the country aimed at supporting Union Learning Reps and promoting workplace learning.
TUC South West are holding a mental health training day for trade union members, reps, officers, and organisers.
The PFA’s Union Learning Fund (ULF) ‘Achievement Through Sport’ programme has been supporting members with GCSE retakes, as the story of Jack Sparkes demonstrates.