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Joint union project helps Somerset social enterprise improve lives and communities

The Union Learning Fund (ULF) project at Hinkley Point C, “Building a Learning Legacy”, has been supporting a not-for-profit social enterprise giving training and work experience in Somerset. Somerset Care and Repair (SCR) brings empty homes across the county back into use, making them available to...

Unionlearn joins call for autumn statement investment in FE

More investment in further education and the teaching workforce is needed to meet the prime minister’s ambition for social mobility, organisations across the sector have urged the government ahead of next week’s autumn statement. In a joint letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, bodies representing further education staff, students and...

GMB and UNISON sign new Learning Agreement with Poole Council

Staff at Borough of Poole Council in Dorset will have greater access to learning opportunities thanks to a new Learning Agreement signed over the summer between the Council and the workplace unions. GMB and UNISON at Poole have been working together to persuade the council of the benefits that a Learning Agreement would bring to both council staff...
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Reading is a pleasure for leisure and work

open book being read
This summer unionlearn has been asking people which books should be on a workplace reading groups’ list of essentials . The only criteria for a book to be included on the list is that it has got to have something to do with workplaces and work. The former Home Secretary Right Honourable Alan Johnson...

HS2 and TUC sign framework agreement boosting skills and apprenticeships

HS2 Ltd and the TUC have agreed a framework to maximise the economic and labour benefits of the UK’s new north-south high speed rail line. The agreement demonstrates a commitment from HS2 Ltd to work together with the trade union movement to lead a safe, diverse and inclusive workforce with a strong voice. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and many...

East Riding College and GMB collaborate to promote apprenticeships

Young people learnt about the benefits of apprenticeships at joint events organised by East Riding College and the GMB Union. More than 60 students attended the information sessions at the College’s Beverley and Bridlington campuses. The events were an opportunity to find out how apprenticeships work and to apply for the apprenticeship vacancies...
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