Working with employers

Working with employers

In this section you will find information on how to incorporate skills into a formal part of the bargaining process ensuring fair access to skills training for all trade union members.

PCS Reps support staff health and well-being at Liverpool HMRC

Case study

Seven reps from the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) who work at HMRC have recently undertaken training, funded by the TUC, to support ‘Know your Numbers’, an awareness campaign on Blood Pressure (BP) testing and preventative care. These include the Union...

New UNISON Learning Zones spring up across The Toon

Case study

Newcastle UNISON are successfully working to promote learning opportunities to staff across the north-east authority.  UNISON’s Newcastle City Branch and the city council have opened three new Learning Zones in different parts of the city. These are IT equipped...

UNISON wins WEA award for learning work

News

UNISON has been recognised by the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) as its National Strategic Partner of the year. The award marks “the degree to which a strategic partnership has enabled WEA to raise profile, influence the sector and raise educational aspirations...

Bristol better jobs for all event highlights the importance of skills

News

On Wednesday 1 November, in Bristol City Hall, the South West Trades Union Congress (SWTUC), Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees, and Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative came together to discuss the challenges the city faced in a bid to make it the best place to work....

Unite bus driver goes extra mile to further learning

Case study

A Bramley bus driver who has struggled with dyslexia since an early age, has gone the extra mile to gain new qualifications and has thus received a national award. Ashley Pickering, a bus driver for First Leeds in Bramley, has been announced as the winner of the Festival...

Festival of Learning Awards – nominations open this week

News

Union Learning Reps are being encouraged to nominate learners and workplaces they have been supporting for the Festival of Learning 2018 awards. This year bus driver and Unite member Ashley Pickering, a bus driver for First Leeds in Bramley, was been announced as the...

Latest Learning Rep out now!

News

Unionlearn has today published the latest edition of the Learning Rep. The Winter 2017 edition features a report about Hull City Council Officer Daphne Robins on winning her ULR of the Year award at TUC Congress. The magazine for union learners everywhere...

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