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We will back your struggle against these cuts, Prentis tells OU members

Open University staff could be balloted over plans to close seven regional offices and lose 500 jobs

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Celebrating learning partnerships: UNISON signs renewed agreements with The Open University and WEA

UNISON assistant general secretary Roger McKenzie has today signed agreements reaffirming two of the union’s most significant learning partnerships, with the Open University and with the WEA. The three organisations share a common goal: to widen access to education and training and to extend learning opportunities to those who have previously been excluded or discouraged […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

UNISON slams Open University decision to plough on with office and job cuts

UNISON has today (Wednesday) slammed the Open University’s decision to press ahead with office closures and job cuts, despite opposition from its own Senate. The proposed closure of seven regional offices in Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge, Gateshead, Leeds, Bristol, and London means continued uncertainty for 500 members of staff, says UNISON. UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis […]

News on the UNISON National site.

Open University cutbacks will hit staff and students says UNISON

Open University staff will get full support in their campaign against plans to close seven regional offices and axe 500 jobs, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis declared today when he visited the union’s Open University branch to hear first hand the issues they face. The university’s plans to close the regional offices in Birmingham, Oxford, […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Happy 50th birthday, Open University!

Today is the 50th anniversary of the day that the Open University received its Royal Charter – in effect, its 50th birthday. UNISON has been working with the Open University since 1997 – and during that time thousands of members have enrolled in a wide range of accredited courses, all the way up to degree level. […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Members ‘disappointed and frustrated’ at OU closures decision

Open University council approves plan to close seven regional offices and put 500 staff at risk

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

A week with UNISON North West: supporting learning and development for schools staff

During the first week of the summer holidays UNISON North West hosted a full week of short courses for school support staff. A total of 150 teaching assistants, learning support, admin support and midday supervisors enrolled onto a diverse range of workshops throughout the week. Monday 24 July Members started the week with a one […]

Article, Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

CPD workshops with the Open University

We offer a range of shorter workshops, which can be opened up to both members and non-members. Want to find out whether any of these workshops is running near you? Or are you a learning rep who wants to run one of them in your workplace? Contact your regional education team. CPD workshops with the […]

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UNISON shows its continuing commitment to adult learning

UNISON renews learning agreements to benefit public service workers

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON marks 25 years of learning

Delegates at UNISON’s annual conference for union learning reps (ULRs) celebrated the union’s 25th anniversary year with a programme that explored the past, present and future of learning. General secretary Dave Prentis spoke about UNISON’s proud history of learning, inherited from the three founder unions and developed and strengthened over the last twenty-five years. The […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.