After encouraging colleagues to successfully complete the Reading Ahead challenge last year, Southampton Union Learning Rep (ULR) Emma Nand is planning to roll out the initiative across more housing offices at the council in 2019.
Last year saw yet more success in English and Maths for staff at the Tesco Goole Distribution Centre when more than 30 members of staff received their English and maths certificates in just one quarter. All thanks to Usdaw ULRs and their work building a partnership.
Danny Corfe was elected as a Union Learning Rep (ULR) with Usdaw in September 2008, joining a team of reps at Bakemark, now CSM, in Bromborough, Merseyside. During that time, Danny has progressed on to becoming the ULR coordinator for the on-site Learning Centre and built a new team of reps.
Pennine Foods in Sheffield has been working with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) to support English learners – and the joint working is proving a recipe for success with 27 learner completions recently.
Cheryl Copley , Usdaw Union Learning Rep (ULR) for Next distribution in Dearne Valley, has really grown into the role according and has been focusing on supporting learners improve their English skills.