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Union learning reps in a high tech industry

Davies, Steve 2008. Union learning reps in a high tech industry. Journal of Education and Work 21 (4) , pp. 297-315. 10.1080/13639080802361067

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This article examines moves towards the creation of a Union Learning Rep (ULR) network within Connect, the union for UK communications sector management and professional staff. Focusing on a large communications company (CommCo), the article argues that ULRs need not be limited to campaigning for basic skills training. They also have a role in a high tech industry with well-developed training programmes and a highly qualified workforce. As 'learning signposts' and advocates, ULRs can assist members in navigating the range of learning options presented by the employer, advise members on opportunities available outside the workplace, raise the profile of training and learning on the union's bargaining agenda, develop new layers of activists and recruit new members.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Uncontrolled Keywords: workplacelearning; Union Learning Reps; trade unions; training and development; communications industry
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1363-9080
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:16

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