Scottish Union Learning
About Scottish Union Learning
Across Scotland, trade unions and employers are working together to make union learning a success. Trade unions are most effective with strong membership involvement and activism. Union Learning Representatives help build and support a learning culture within their workplaces. Just as learning and skills are central to an employee’s progression at work and in life, Union Learning Representatives are the key to the development of lifelong learning in Scottish workplaces.
Union Learning Representatives are uniquely positioned to increase member involvement within the union and to educate members about its wider role in other areas, including securing pay and working conditions and mainstreaming equalities and social justice.
Scottish Union Learning is providing support to trade unions to help spread the lifelong learning message to the workforce throughout Scotland. In partnership with colleges, universities, Sector Skills Councils, funding bodies and specialist organisations, and with financial support from the Scottish Union Learning Fund and the European Social Fund, trade unions are making significant progress in providing opportunities to union members in Scotland.
Scottish Union Learning is run by unions for unions. Key areas of work for Scottish Union Learning include the integration of Everyday Skills within union lifelong learning activity and supporting and stimulating lifelong learning initiatives specific to the Highlands and Islands. Union members also continue to benefit from the funding provided to TUC Education in Scotland to support its programme of union rep training.