Unionlearn resources for people at risk of redundancy

Posted 04.08.2020

Trade unions provide learning and skills support to people in a range of ways and can be useful during redundancy situations.

Union learning reps (ULRs) are the trained union volunteers on the ground in workplaces. Their role includes promoting the value of learning, providing information, support and advice and arranging learning and training.

In many cases ULRs are backed up by Union Learning Fund projects, with experience where workers are looking to change roles or are facing redundancy or at-risk situations, enabling them to call on further support.

Many trade unions also run dedicated learning centres providing learning opportunities and support to members, and the public – there’s a directory at www.unionlearn.org.uk/learning-centres

Unionlearn is the learning and skills organisation of the TUC and develops resources to support ULRs working with their colleagues. Several of unionlearn’s online tools can be used by individuals on their own, as well as with the support of ULRs. They are free to use, often just needing you to register with a few details.

Online tools include:

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