Unions are ideally positioned to promote good mental health at work – and the Learning Services team from the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Unions have all just completed training so they can increase that support.
Union Learning Fund
Each year unionlearn staff organise a number of campaigns around skills to encourage unions to get involved with workplace learning – and 2020 is going to be no different with a full range of annual campaigns and a few new ones.
I’d like to wish all our reps and learners a happy and successful new year from the whole unionlearn team.
The team running the Professional Footballers Associations (PFA) Union Learning Fund (ULF) Project recently held it’s forth Learner Centre Best Practise Day for partner clubs across the country to share ideas and experiences.
When ex-Wigan defender Lewis Field was forced to quit the game due to injury he chose an unusual pathway to evolve his career – following his passion for animals by studying zoology. Here he tells his story and how his union, the PFA supported him.
Jade Ransley works at a Suffolk stables based in Newmarket and has recently completed a course in mentoring run by the National Association of Racing Staff (NARS) which is helping her support fellow stable staff.
More and more disabled people are finding self-employment is the best route for them. But a new report by Community shows there is much more to be done to help them make a success of working for themselves.
In the latest edition of the Learning Rep e-magazine, we have the following:
- Sue Mann is ULR of the Year
- Public service partnerships
- Training disabled freelancers
- Mentoring apprentices
- Value My Skills resources
- Get Help to Retrain launches
PCS’s Union Learning Fund project enables civil servants and other public sector staff to access a wide range of learning opportunities, whether they are new starters on an apprenticeship or older people keen to develop their transferable skills.