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 the culmination of a year of well attended learning meetings, discussions and activities, including a digital inclusion campaign which UNISON led and for which Bury branch secured Union Learning Funding.
The Authorities’ Labour Council Leader Mike Connolly spoke at the signing event, as did UNISON Bury branch secretary Steve Morton. They co-signed the agreement with the Chief Executive of Bury Mike Kelly and Councillor Trevor Holt, Chair of Human Resources.
Roger Pakeman, Bury Branch UNISON ULR coordinator who has been taking the lead on union learning in the council said;
“This is the culmination of lots of hard work. It’s great to see Bury Council and UNISON, plus other partner unions coming together to make learning happen here; we will be looking for ULF funding again this year and hope to take learning forward, starting with a packed Adult Learners Week programme, with ULRs fully involved.”
A great event and plans to really give learning the importance it deserves. Watch this space for more activity!