GMB

Ian helps workers “Value My Skills”

Process Operator and GMB Union Learning Rep Ian Shimwell is successfully using the ‘Mid-life Review’ Value My Skills cards to support an ageing workforce at Astra Zeneca in Macclesfield prepare for retirement and staged redundancies due to the planned plant closure in December 2018. Ian has worked...
Unions

URTU supports members to go online

Today people who lack digital skills could be missing out on a lot of fun and opportunities in their lives. For example, 72% of employers require basic digital skills and 25% of jobs are only advertised online. Public services are becoming 'digital by default'. Eventually 90% of public services will...

Skills free for all at Brighton Learning Centre

The Hollingdean Learning Centre has linked up with the Free University Brighton (FUB) to host a Freegree Open Day at the City Clean Depot on Saturday 15th July The event is Free University Brighton’s annual open day. It’s where local people can find out more about the Universities degree-level course – otherwise known as the “Freegree”– and sign up...
Unions

Apprenticeships in the spotlight at Hull event

Unions and employers attended an event organised by Yorkshire and the Humber TUC and unionlearn in Hull last week to explore ways to support high quality apprenticeships in the area. Unite and GMB delegates support high quality apprenticeships at TUC / unionlearn Conference ©Private Nearly 40 delegates from across the region heard speakers and...