Usdaw Union Learning Reps (ULRs) at Boots Logistics in Nottingham run an extremely successful learning centre offering a range of different courses, drop in sessions and on-line learning.
Health and well-being
TUC North West continues to work with the CCG (‘health authority’) and the PSS (voluntary organisation) across Liverpool to promote digital inclusion, and through training enabling people to take better care of their health and well-being.
TUC Northern is encouraging union members to take up the opportunity of free distance learning courses this year.
Mathew Rosendale has been bitten by the learning bug and has racking up a huge number of qualifications over recent years thanks to a suite of Level 2 courses being offered by the Fire Brigades Union.
More than a dozen women members of UNISON’s Southampton District Branch boosted their self-confidence on another successful Power to be you one-day workshop in the Civic Centre in October.
When the opportunity came up for Neil Garner to study a Personal Training Apprenticeship as part of the Fire Brigades Union’s educational offer though FBU Life Long Learning, he grabbed it with both hands – and hasn’t looked back since.
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.
When he started growing a few tomatoes for the mess in his fire station seven years ago, FBU learning rep Simon Jakeman had no idea he was sowing the seeds of a green revolution in London’s fire stations.
Over the last few years the awareness and incidence of dementia has become much more widespread. Many initiatives have been developed to help people understand the condition and support both those who have the condition and those who care for them, and unions have been quick to help.