Newcastle’s Central Station has become ‘The Education Station’ through union-employer partnership

Newcastle Central Station will certainly be living up to its name of The Education Station today (14th September) when more than 40 staff will be presented with certificates for their achievements in literacy, numeracy and IT by the Managing Director of East Coast Trains, Karen Boswell. Mick Whelan, Aslef General Secretary and Northern TUC Regional Secretary, Kevin Rowan will also be lending their support and attending the event.

Unionlearn welcomes union involvement in Employer Ownership Pilot projects

Following the announcement of the first round of Employer Ownership Pilot (EOP) projects, unionlearn has welcomed union involvement in a number of the projects. Unionlearn believes that a “social partnership” between employers, unions and other stakeholders is vital if the pilots are to deliver high quality training that meets the needs of employers and employees alike.

Cheers Janette!

Janette Dunbar, a Unite member working at Diageo in Kilmarnock has received the prestigious TUC Learning Rep of the Year Award. She was presented with the award by outgoing General Secretary of the TUC Brendan Barber and Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls at Congress today.