Research into union learning

Below is a collection of resources on research into union learning.

How are we doing? Unionlearn wants your views

Unionlearn wants to hear from you so we can improve our services and support for workplace learning. The latest Stakeholder Survey has just been launched. It is a chance to share your experiences and views, and let unionlearn know how you feel it best supports learners, unions and workplaces. Unionlearn also wants to listen to comments that...

Union effect builds greener workplaces

With today being World Environment Day it is a good opportunity to look at the ways that trade unions have been working to reduce the carbon footprint of the workplaces that they organise. A good place to start is by looking at the TUC report - The Union Effect: Greening the workplace This report presents the experiences of six organisations which...

Open University launches survey to inform free voluntary sector course

The Open University (OU) has launched a survey for people interested in working in the voluntary sector . The OU is leading a National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) project looking into developing a free online course about the voluntary sector. The NNCO project aims to encourage more people into higher education through the...

Full house for unionlearn annual conference

Frances O'Grady gives speech at unionlearn conference ©Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk There was a full house at TUC Congress House on Monday as hundreds of trade unionists attended the unionlearn annual conference. The attendees were welcomed by Mary Bousted , Unionlearn board chair and ATL General Secretary, who outlined the day's schedule. Frances...

Unions gather to ask 'What next for union learning in Cornwall?'

Unions will be gathering together in Redruth next month to explore what the future holds for learning and skills in Cornwall. Since August 2001, European Funding has enabled Trade Unions to make a significant contribution to the skills development of the Cornish Workforce. The South West TUC and South West Unionlearn are organising the event and...

New Learning & Skills Policy Update published

A new Learning & Skills Policy Update has been published for June 2015. The edition includes information of the impact on apprenticeships following the new government’s policy approach on learning and skills. Also covered are information on two recent unionlearn reports, Helping Young People into work and Skills and training: the union advantage...

Survey of ULRs and union reps supporting learning and skills, 2014

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At the end of 2014 unionlearn conducted a survey of union reps engaged in supporting learning at work to get an up-to-date picture of their activities in the workplace, including the main opportunities and challenges that they identified in promoting the union learning agenda. The survey was undertaken online and the data collected using Survey...

Each £1 invested in ULF worth more than £9

A new report estimates that each £1 invested in the union learning fund (ULF) generates a total economic return of £9.15. The report, compiled by Exeter University, estimates that £5.75 of that return goes to individuals and £3.40 to employers. The Union Learning Survey report contains the findings of a survey of over 2500 people who took part in...

Union Learning Survey

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This report contains the findings of a large scale survey of people who took part in learning as a result of support provided through Round 15 of the Union Learning Fund (ULF).

The main focus of the report is an analysis of quantitative data gathered via the survey. This is supplemented by external benchmarking against the findings of the...