Category Archives: Learning and organising

Keep Calm and Cast On

L-R Hannah Montgomery, Sandie Williams, Dianne Pritchard, Lorna Davies. Photo by Beth

Oddballs is a Cheshire West and Chester Council staff knitting group set up by UNISON ULR Beth Edwards and colleague Lorna Davies. Beth said: “We discovered a mutual interest in […]

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Bolton Metro Branch Talks About Lifelong Learning

Sue (fourth from the left) and learning collegues at a recent learning stall in the town square

This is a piece which appeared in the branch’s “Battling For Bolton” publication from Lifelong Learning Coordinator Sue Vickers – it sums up nicely the work towards and aims we […]

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Hyndburn Lives And Learns In Adult Learner’s Week

Alex Johnson enjoying a hanging basket taster

Hyndburn Local Government UNISON branch had an impressive spread of activities for Adult Learner’s Week, a joint effort between Hyndburn UNISON Branch and the council’s skills development group and Health & […]

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North West UNISON Shares Learning Best Practice With East Midlands Region

ULRS in a using iPads session

Learning Organiser for the North West Steve Swift and Manchester ULR Lead Steve Lynch were invited by Regional Learning Development Organiser for East Midlands Gavin McCann to attend a ULR […]

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UNISON’s Ya Ching Darnell Wins Merseylearn’s Learner Of The Decade Award

Ya Ching on the right of the picture, with her ULR of the Decade Award

Merseylearn, the Unionlearn-funded project which supports transport sector workers in the North-West have this to say about their “ULR Of The Decade”, the inspirational Ya Ching Darnell  Ya Ching was […]

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Talking About Coping With Change

LAOS inclusive learning colour leaf

    UNISON North West regional learning team organised a Coping With Change in A Stressful World course in July, well attended by activists. Delivered by the Workers Educational Association, […]

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Merseylearn Celebrate 10 Years Of Learning

Award Winners At The Merseylearn Event

It was an excellent Birthday celebration; on 3rd July Merseylearn, part of Merseytravel, looked back on 10 years of learning and training delivery. Whilst the Merseytravel Choir serenaded us, we […]

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Bury Celebrates Learning All Over The Town.

Learners Having A Go At Online Surveys

Bury council relaunched some of their workforce groups recently and learning was right at the centre of it. UNISON ULR lead Roger Pakeman, UNISON regional Learning Organiser Steve Swift and […]

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Learning At The Top Of The Agenda In Bury

Mike Connolly, Steve Morton, Mike Kelly and Trevor Holt with the Learning Agreement

  Bury Local Authority have just signed a new Learning Agreement, placing learning firmly at the centre of everything they do. Led by UNISON Bury Local Government branch, this is […]

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Learning in UNISON on the Isle of Man

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  David one of our Area organisers leads a session for active members in our Isle of Man Branch – let us know if you want a local course setting […]

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