GMB

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...

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...
Unions

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...