Southampton Council union learning rep briefs Denham about learning in his workplace

Dave Ross, a painter and decorator at Southampton Council, met Secretary of State John Denham, his local MP, recently at a reception at Westminster hosted by unionlearn, the TUC’s learning and skills organisation. Dave Ross is a union learning rep (ULR) from Unite who was invited to the event at which John Denham congratulated unionlearn, the TUC and unions on reaching an agreed target of 22,000 trained and accredited ULRs. Described by John Denham as ‘your best friend in the workplace’, ULRs promote the learning message and work with employers, through their unions, to help colleagues to access courses, such as IT, English, Maths, or Continuing Professional Development. Dave Ross was able to tell the Secretary of State all about union learning at Southampton Council.