From education to employment

New TUC Education eNote highlights the Union Learning Advantage

Trade unions have always valued the importance of education and argued for training and skills that improve the life skills of their members. This role has grown rapidly in scope and scale over the last 20 years, and it is now estimated that unions help 200,000 people a year take up learning.

Union learning covers a wide range of areas from learning for fun to higher level education – and in particular focuses on supporting workplace learning around English, maths and apprentices.

With this in mind TUC Education has put together a new eNote that explains what union learning is and shares success stories that will help reps and members demonstrate the benefits to workers and employers of the union learning advantage.

This eNote will:

  • give you facts and statistics to help make the case for union learning
  • demonstrate the impact that union learning has
  • help you find out how to get involved to spread the message of union learning

Kevin Rowan, unionlearn Director, said; “Union learning brings numerous benefits to union members, employers, unions and to wider society. The Union Learning Advantage eNote details these advantages and contains real learning case studies to demonstrate the value of union learning.”

“This eNote is a very useful resource for anyone looking to find out more about the benefits of union learning and is well worth looking at.”

To look at this eNote go to the TUC Education website.


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