UNISON Inclusive Learning Bulletin December 2018

In the most recent UNISON Inclusive Learning Bulletin, we want to give you a full picture of learning, whether it is taking your first steps as a union learning representative or, as an experienced ULR, running a series of workshops and delivering bespoke and diverse activities such as a Reading Ahead activity or a Power to be you confidence-building course.

Learning often delivers unexpected results, including debunking perceptions of what a trade union is today. It can help empower and equip not just the rep but a whole group of learners and employers – and that can lead towards a brighter future of learning for all.

Confidence Boost

More than a dozen women members of Southampton District Branch boosted their self-confidence on another successful Power to be you one-day workshop in the Civic Centre in October.

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ULR u-turn

A Southampton City Council worker who used to think she opposed trade unions has become an active ULR over the past year after a life-changing conversation with Lifelong Learning Coordinator Martin Merritt.

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Reading Ahead

After helping a number of colleagues to successfully complete the Reading Ahead challenge this year, Southampton ULR Emma Nand is planning to roll out the initiative across more housing offices at the council in the new year.

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Skills for the future survey

We are carrying out a survey to find out how you feel about your current level of skills and what skills you think you would want for the future. This will help us to develop future training courses to support you in your workplaces. To complete the survey, click here.


If you would like to get involved with learning at Southampton District branch, contact the branch Learning Officer, Martin Marritt an martin.merritt@southampton.gov.uk or by calling 023 8083 2740.

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