Union Learning Representatives

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2014 Local Government Service Group Conference
21 February 2014

Conference recognises the important work that Union Learning Representatives (ULR’s) do throughout the UK in both in promoting learning at work, signposting members towards further education, advising on basic skills and working with employers to increase the skills of the workforce. The main role is helping individuals to overcome barriers which may prevent them getting involved in learning but its now becoming more common for ULR’s to have to overcome their own barriers such as time off (for duties and training), reduced funding for training and often managements refusal to allow for training. Conference calls on the local government service group executive to arrange regional meetings with existing ULR’s with a view to exploring issues around identifying ULR’s, recruitment, training and networking with a view to put in place a plan to recruit more ULR’s throughout the UK.