LRD Booklets September 2006

Learning and skills - a trade unionist's guide

Introduction (668 words)

Learning and skills development is set to remain a central issue as the economy changes to reflect the growth of sectors such as business ...

1. Learning and skills in the UK - the issues (1748 words)

The scale of the task to overcome skills deficiencies in the UK has been outlined in a variety of reports. For example, a TUC ...

2. Government policy and initiatives (3095 words)

Skills for Life is the government's strategy for improving adult literacy and numeracy skills. The initiative aims to improve the literacy, language and numeracy ...

3. Unions and the learning and skills agenda (4125 words)

The 2005 white paper Skills: getting on in business, getting on at work recognised that trade unions have developed a powerful role in promoting ...

4. Learning in the workplace (1973 words)

As well as encouraging individuals to undertake training, ULRs and their unions are being encouraged to negotiate learning agreements at work as a way ...

5. Training and age equality (1082 words)

New legislation in the form of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 - in force from October 2006 - outlaws age discrimination in work ...

Further information (196 words)

Department for Education and Skills, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BT, tel: 0870 000 2288, email: inf@fes.gsi.gov.uk, fax: 01928 794248, web: www.dfes.gov.uk/ ...