Wales TUC

Tina Davies organising Welsh language learning in stores

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At a Check Out Learning event in February at my own store, Tesco Broughton, 12 people expressed an interest in taking a Welsh course, so I went ahead and organised it. Seems pretty simple on paper to set up a course like this doesn’t it? But, as my story shows, ULRs sometimes need well developed...

Michelle helps retail staff communicate with customers thanks to Usdaw

Michelle Scott became a ULR in 2015 after attending a Federation School in Warrington on Lifelong Learning where she learnt about the ULR role and the impact it could have. Michelle said: Julia Baldwin talked with such passion about union-led learning that I became inspired to find out more, and...

It’s never too late for someone to learn how to save a life

As a lead Union Learning Rep for the Communication Workers Union, Jan James has organised a huge variety of learning opportunities for hundreds of her colleagues in BT and Openreach in South Wales. From IT and keyboard skills, to conflict management, mental health, stress and dementia awareness...

Snow, sleet and union-led learning

Kevin Pascoe delivers a union learning workshop ©Private
In January, I drove from Cardiff for two hours through wind, sleet and snow to attend a Wales TUC meeting in Aberystwyth. I didn't mind the tortuous journey, because I probably have the best job in the Open University working with incredible Union Learning Representatives (ULRs), trades unions and...