Learning variety is the spice of life

North West Leicestershire UNISON branch took advantage of Learning at Work Week to spread the word about the learning opportunities the union offers its members, to get people trying something new – and to have fun! Here are some highlights: Monday The branch set up a stall to promote the learning opportunities and grants available […]

Getting Young Members engaged with learning during #GoForGrowth

2019 is UNISON’s Year of the Young Worker. Most young workers are contending with low wages, insecure jobs and no voice at work, they need trade unions more than ever. But it’s not just securing workplace rights that unions do to support young workers. Getting young workers participating in UNISON’s learning programme is a really […]

Count on us to celebrate National Numeracy Day

It’s National Numeracy Day today and here at UNISON we’re celebrating the importance of numbers in our everyday lives. Today we are helping everyone in the UK to take action to build the confidence and skills to use numbers effectively. At present, nearly half (49%) of working age UK adults currently have the numeracy levels […]

Getting Young Members engaged with learning during #GoForGrowth

Getting Young Members engaged with learning during #GoForGrowth 2019 is UNISON’s Year of the Young Worker. Most young workers are contending with low wages, insecure jobs and no voice at work, they need trade unions more than ever. But it’s not just securing workplace rights that unions do to support young workers. Getting young workers […]

Let’s Celebrate Learning at Work Week!

  Monday 13th May marks the start of Learning at Work Week, a week dedicated to celebrating and promoting the importance of learning in the workplace. The week, organised by the Campaign for Learning, takes place between the 13th and 19th of May, and this year’s theme is Shaping the Future. Branches up and down the […]

Delivering the perfect Learning At Work Week

Learning At Work Week takes place every May, and is organised by the Campaign for Learning, with the aim of drawing attention to the importance and benefits of learning and training in the workplace. ULRs often take a central role in organising Learning At Work Week activities as they provide a great opportunity to introduce […]

Learning tastes good at Solent University

UNISON Southampton District branch and Solent University teamed up to celebrate Learning At Work Week in a delicious way. The university’s Nutrition Lab was opened up to around fifty UNISON members and non-members, who had the chance to try out some recipes, learn some facts about nutrition and find out how much sugar goes into […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]