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The TUC work with unions and companies large and small across the country to develop lifelong learning in the workplace.
It's never too late to learn, develop your skills and change your life. That's the message of unionlearn, the education and skills organisation of the TUC and that is why unionlearn is bringing together unions and employers to participate and drive forward learning in the workplace and improve the nation's skills. Find out more about unionlearn.

You can get all you need from unionlearn's website; order free materials; search the publications area and download copies free of charge; get daily updates of the latest news; details of campaigns, and information from the regions; find a complete list of all TUC Education courses for reps and officers; find what you need to know about developing skills for life; sign up for regular email alerts; get free expert advice on your learning and career options.

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Commenting on figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show that there were 1.04 million young people (aged 16 to 24) in the UK who were not in education, employment or training (NEET) in the last quarter of 2013, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Whilst...
27 February 2014
Commenting on the 2013 Employer Skills Survey, published today (Thursday) by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
30 January 2014
Read the latest news from unionlearn with the South West TUC, including: Tolpuddle Lottery joy, health and well-being at work, learning the sad truth about a civil servant killed in WW1, teachers being taught to spot mental illness, prison offices celebrating learning success and how unions helped members into new...
22 January 2014
Commenting on the announcement by the government today (Tuesday) that there will be a new college to train engineers to work on the construction of High Speed 2 (HS2), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
14 January 2014
The next round of Bite Size Briefings takes place between January and March 2014. Briefings take place at the TUC Regional Office, 1pm-4pm unless otherwise stated. Covered in this round are: Alcohol Awareness – Monday 27th January Getting the most from your iPad – Wednesday 5th February, 13:00-15:00 Social Media...
16 December 2013
The report Under-representation by gender and race in apprenticeships, warns that gender stereotyping is dissuading young women from pursuing careers in traditionally male industries.
11 December 2013
Show Racism the Red Card and unionlearn – the TUC’s learning and skills organisation – have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which commits both parties to working together to combat racism through education. The agreement recognises the particular roles of each organisation in using education and training to...
28 October 2013
The TUC today (Friday) called on the government to take urgent action after official figures revealed that three in ten (29 per cent) apprentices were paid less than the legal minimum wage in 2012.
04 October 2013
Trade union reps are the unsung heroes making a real difference for workers throughout the country every single day. For most reps the daily experience is one of suspicion and mistrust from management, members only speak to them when there's a problem, and people outside of the workplace generally have...
29 November 2012
Stronger regulation and enforcement is needed to weed out sub-standard apprenticeship schemes and raise quality standards, the TUC says today (Thursday) in its submission to the Richard Review into the future of apprenticeships.
06 September 2012