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♡ UNISON: the union launched me on a learning journey

Louise Evans says the first step is the hardest, but the climb gets a little easier with each step you take

Article, Magazine on the UNISON National site.

UNISON learning reps recognised with Unionlearn awards

UNISON learning reps Jane Eyre and Beverley Herring from Blackpool Health branch, and Donald McCombie from Birmingham City branch, were recognised with awards at today’s Unionlearn conference for their efforts in supporting learning in the workplace. Donald’s activity as a learning rep has seen him running sessions for workers facing forced job transfer or redundancy, […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Learning At Work Week: style and substance at Blackpool Victoria

When Learning at Work Week (LaWW) began on Monday 14th May, all eyes were on the mezzanine at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to see how union learning reps (ULRs) Bev Herring and Jane Eyre would be launching this year’s packed programme of events at ‘the Vic’. Expectations were high after dancing drag queens kicked off proceedings […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Bringing numbers to life on National Numeracy Day

UNISON is delighted to be a champion of the first ever National Numeracy Day – which takes place on 16 May 2018. Nearly half the working age UK population have the numeracy skills that would normally be expected of a primary school child. The average cost to individuals with poor number skills is £460 per […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Getting ready for Learning At Work Week

Learning At Work Week is an ideal opportunity for union learning reps and other UNISON activists to promote learning in the workplace, to raise the union’s profile, and to start conversations about training needs with the employer and with colleagues. It can also be a lot of fun! Co-ordinated by the Campaign for Learning, it […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Literacy and numeracy workshops

UNISON Learning and Organising Services has produced a collection of taster workshops exploring literacy and numeracy concepts in a light-hearted and reassuring way. These are designed to be run by UNISON learning reps (or branch officers, workplace reps, or organisers) who have completed discussion leaders training or lay tutor training. They take an hour to […]

Page on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

E-bulletin December 2017

Media on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Working out that maths equals fun

Learning charity National Numeracy joined UNISON to embed numeracy in the Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses at Blackpool Victoria Hospital on Monday 9 October, as part of unionlearn’s #mathsworkout week. Tom Jenkins, UNISON’s regional learning and development organiser for the North West, delivered a ‘Fun with Numbers’ workshop to around 50 nurses. Activities included […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Interested in promoting education? Get involved as a union learning rep

Union learning reps (ULRs) are enthusiasts and advocates for learning and have an important role to play in finding out what learning opportunities are available in the workplace, and help members develop new skills.  The role varies according to individual circumstances but ULRs are involved in a range of activities promoting learning. Initial training is available […]

News, UNISON voices on the UNISON Eastern site.

Bringing together equality and learning

Explore the links between equality and learning.

Event on the UNISON National site.