This newsletter is intended to keep unions and other stakeholders abreast of policy developments in learning and skills, including providing updates on what the TUC and unionlearn are saying on specific policy issues.
English, Maths and ICT
Sean Dixon runs the Castleford Learning Zone, a place for staff in the distribution and warehouse at DHL and Argos to undertake learning and development. Along with his team of Union Learning Reps he has been helping his colleagues get to grips with numbers in a pilot project with National Numeracy...
National Numeracy Day is back on Wednesday 15th May – and it’s an ideal opportunity to try out your maths and sign up to the National Numeracy Challenge.
The latest edition of the Learning Rep e-magazine is now out and features an exclusive interview with Frances O’Grady , who talks about the benefits of union learning and reflects on 20 years of the Union Learning Fund.
Usdaw reps in the DHL Long Eaton site have made real strides to embed learning into the site’s activities over the past year. Now they have a fully functioning infrastructure to support learning and have demonstrated just what learning can add to the site.
Registration for this year’s unionlearn Annual Conference is now open – and places are expected to fill up quickly for July’s popular workplace learning and skills event.
Unionlearn’s annual campaign to support reading, writing and ESOL in the workplace is launched today. Literacy Works kicks off today (February 25th) and is a week for unions to campaign on literacy and language skills whether it is writing stories, reading and sharing books or encouraging all colleagues to take up an initial assessment to check out...
Workers at Stevenage Borough Council went back to the classroom this January to brush up on their education thanks to a project backed by UNISON learning reps.
Look out for news about support for reading, writing and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learning in the workplace during unionlearn’s annual Literacy Works Week.