Union Learning

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In recent years, the development of a new role for trade unions in promoting learning at work has had a significant impact on increasing motivation and enthusiasm for learning among employers and employees.

The Benefits to Employees

There are many advantages to employees in having Union Learning, such as:

  • Information about learning opportunities, that are available both inside and outside of work.

  • A source of reliable information about everyday training matters, as well as new and existing learning and skills initiatives such as Skills for Life, NVQs and Learndirect.

  • With a Union Learning Rep, employees have familiar face, someone who they know and who may have helped them in the past. A person who is completely independent, whose advice they can trust, who is properly trained and informed, capable of representing their learning needs and interests with their employer.

  • The opportunity to get advice in the familiar surroundings of the workplace.

The Benefits to Employers

All organisations benefit from having a skilled, trained and efficient workforce. Union Learning provides an opportunity to enable employees to update and acquire the new skills necessary in the world of work and beyond.

Union Learning helps organisations to:

  • Promote a positive attitude to learning and skills amongst employees.
  • Improve the skills and employability of the workforce, helping them to become more adaptable to change.
  • Increase participation in workplace learning.
  • Provide accessible independent advice and support for employees about learning, at shop level, where it is needed.
  • Introduce and help develop a “learning culture”, where training and education are highly valued in the workplace.

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