LRD Booklets June 2001

Learning at work - a trade unionist's guide

Introduction (571 words)

Trade unions have long been pioneers of workers' education and this involvement has been recently revitalised with unions playing a key role in encouraging ...

1. Government policy and lifelong learning (689 words)

The government wants to see the development of a "learning society" in which everyone routinely expects to learn and upgrade their skills throughout their ...

2. The Union Learning Fund (1449 words)

The most significant boost to the development of union involvement in lifelong learning initiatives has been the creation by government of the Union Learning ...

3. Union learning representatives (1584 words)

The most significant Union Learning Fund (ULF) supported initiative for workplace learning has been the development of a network of union learning reps who ...

4. Basic skills (578 words)

The importance of union involvement in learning was highlighted in the report, A fresh start: improving literacy and numeracy, which examined the current state ...

5. Partnerships (1388 words)

The TUC's policy of promoting workplace partnerships received government endorsement in May 2000 when prime minister Tony Blair was the keynote speaker at a ...

6. Negotiating for lifelong learning (1014 words)

The TUC has issued advice on how to go about getting lifelong learning on the bargaining agenda in its publication Learning in the workplace. ...

7. The framework of learning and training provision (1271 words)

The new LSC network came into operation in April 2001 and forms the centrepiece of government strategy to create a more coherent and accessible ...

Useful information/organisations (267 words)

Learning in partnership ...