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Engaging and motivating learners in English - workshop
Unionlearn is organising a practical workshop to develop activities that help unions to engage learners to take up English/literacy learning in Birmingham. The workshop is useful for union projects, learning centres and ULRs when thinking of ways to invigorate engagement in English learning in the workplace. The workshop will include: English all around us from dawn to dusk: the essentials of everyday life and work. Relishing the learner voice: exploring speaking and listening to...
09 May 2017
SERTUC Race Relations Committee: Migration of Labour - History of Irish Immigrants to Britain
This event is hosted by the SERTUC Race Relations Committee in tribute to all the Migrant Workers.   The theme of the event is to start the concept of a history month of the Irish immigrants to Britain of the last few centuries. Through their mass concentration of migrant labour, they managed to make Britain the most industrialised nation in the world. This date will be the day before the anniversary of “An Gorta mor” (Great Hunger) between 1845 and 1852 that killed...
13 May 2017
3rd TUC Young Trade Union Leaders Programme
The TUC will be running the third Young Trade Union Leaders Weekend at the Holiday Inn, Manchester, on 20th & 21st May, 2017. The programme is aimed at young activists already in leadership positions at branch, sector, regional or national level within their unions. The aim of the programme is to develop awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by the trade union movement and the skills required to build strong and effective unions The programme will cover the...
20 May 2017 to 21 May 2017
Living on the Edge - The rise of job insecurity in Britain
Ten years on from the Commission on Vulnerable Employment, the TUC is hosting a major conference to discuss how unions and other civil organisations can tackle insecure work. Speakers include: Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the TUC Matthew Taylor, head of the government's independent review into modern employment practices Trade Union general secretaries Union organisers from the front line of the fight against insecure work More speaker details will be...
23 May 2017
English and maths: making skills count
The beginning of a new project year is an excellent time to take stock and share what is happening in English and maths learning generally and with unions. English and maths learning is one of the priority areas for union learning and unions have a great track record in engaging and supporting learners. To support unions’ work unionlearn is organising a network event to discuss policy updates and trade union literacy and numeracy learning offer and good practice. The programme...
25 May 2017
Birmingham Pride
27 May 2017
Gender, globalisation and poverty reduction course
This course is designed to build trade union capacity to act on international development issues. The course is for union reps who are interested in understanding how they can contribute to international development issues, either through their trade union or workplace. The course is three days long. The course will help you: understand the unequal impact of globalisation on men and women explore the ideas and policies that underpin a trade union approach to getting a better...
13 June 2017 to 15 June 2017