Mark Dickens works at Fox’s Biscuits in Batley as a Technician, where he is also the BFAWU (Bakers food & allied workers union) Branch Secretary. As a branch officer Mark is keen to promote the union’s learning offer – and he has also been quick to take up the opportunity to build his own skills.
Around 150 countries have developed or implemented Qualification Frameworks (QFs) to improve their training system’s quality and the recognition of learning outcomes– and last week unionlearn was invited to Turin to share its experience of QF’s and workplace learning with fellow trade unions and organisations from across the world.
Bus drivers in Bristol got the chance to be creative with their words thanks to two days of sessions set up by their Unite Learning Coordinator that included a Q & A with award winning crime and Quick Reads author Ann Cleeves .
Over the last couple of years the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) have promoted learning at work in Tulip Foods in Coalville, Leicester, but courses have started and then dropped away for one reason or another.
Unite the union has been working with Sun Chemical MSN in Norton Radstock to deliver IT training and apprenticeships to staff at the global printing inks and coatings supplier production base in Somerset.
As part of Learning at Work and Mental Health Awareness Week this May, Unite the Union Learning Representatives and First Bus South Yorkshire celebrated the continuing success of the Lifelong Learning agenda.
The Learning Services team from the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) were recently called in by one of their Regional Officers to see if they could help support workers at Fyffes in Coventry – this was an opportunity that Project Worker Karen Plasom knew would result in a fruitful...