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All Rep Induction Training
Union Learning Reps - Stage 2


Andy Pearson, education & development organiser 
T: 0113 236 4830   F: 0113 236 4831
Unite the Union, 55 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 7BW
Email the North East, Yorkshire & Humberside education team

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This course has a duration of 10 days and is delivered either one day per week for five weeks, followed by one day per months for five months, or alternatively it is delivered as two five day blocks.  The course is designed for all new representatives (Workplace Reps, Health and Safety Reps, Union Learning Reps and Equality Reps).  This course is new for 2017 and is designed to give all representatives the same skills and knowledge needed to carry out their elected posts within the workplace.

Venue Start End Duration
Hull 16-Jan-17
24-Jul-17 10 days on the following 16/01,23/01 30/01,06/02, 13/02 & - 27/03, 24/04, 22/05, 26/06 & 24/07
Hull 19-Jan-17 19-Jul-17 10 days on the following 19/01, 26/01, 02/02, 09/02, 16/02 & - 30/03, 27/04, 25/5, 29/06 & 19/07
Hull 20-Feb-17 12-May-17 2 X 5 day block 20/02 to 24/02 & 08/05 to 12/05
Hull 11-Sep-17 22-Dec-17
2 X 5 day block 11/09 to 15/09 & 18/12 to 22/12
Leeds     16-Jan-17 24-Jul-17 10 days on the following 16/01,23/01 30/01,06/02, 13/02 & - 27/03, 24/04, 22/05, 26/06 & 24/07
Leeds 19-Jan-17 19-Jul-17 10 days on the following 19/01, 26/01, 02/02, 09/02, 16/02 & - 30/03, 27/04, 25/5, 29/06 & 19/07
Leeds 20-Feb-17 12-May-17 2 X 5 day block 20/02 to 24/02 & 08/05 to 12/05
Leeds 11-Sep-17 22-Dec-17 2 X 5 day block 11/09 to 15/09 & 18/12 to 22/12
Middlesbrough 16-Jan-17 24-Jul-17 10 days on the following 16/01,23/01 30/01,06/02, 13/02 & - 27/03, 24/04, 22/05, 26/06 & 24/07
Middlesbrough 19-Jan-17 19-Jul-17 10 days on the following 19/01, 26/01, 02/02, 09/02, 16/02 & - 30/03, 27/04, 25/5, 29/06 & 19/07
Middlesbrough 20-Feb-17 12-May-17 2 X 5 day block 20/02 to 24/02 & 08/05 to 12/05
Middlesbrough 11-Sep-17
22-Dec-17     2 X 5 day block 11/09 to 15/09 & 18/12 to 22/12
Newcastle 16-Jan-17 24-Jul-17 10 days on the following 16/01,23/01 30/01,06/02, 13/02 & - 27/03, 24/04, 22/05, 26/06 & 24/07
Newcastle 19-Jan-17 19-Jul-17 10 days on the following 19/01, 26/01, 02/02, 09/02, 16/02 & - 30/03, 27/04, 25/5, 29/06 & 19/07
Newcastle 20-Feb-17 12-May017 2 X 5 day block 20/02 to 24/02 & 08/05 to 12/05
Newcastle 11-Sep-17 22-Dec-17 2 X 5 day block 11/09 to 15/09 & 18/12 to 22/12
Sheffield 16-Jan-17 24-Jul-17 10 days on the following 16/01,23/01 30/01,06/02, 13/02 & - 27/03, 24/04, 22/05, 26/06 & 24/07
Sheffield 19-Jan-17 19-Jul-17 10 days on the following 19/01, 26/01, 02/02, 09/02, 16/02 & - 30/03, 27/04, 25/5, 29/06 & 19/07
Sheffield 20-Feb-17 12-May-17 2 X 5 day block 20/02 to 24/02 & 08/05 to 12/05
Sheffield 11-Sep-17     22-Dec-17 2 X 5 day block 11/09 to 15/09 & 18/12 to 22/12

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Venue Start End Duration
Leeds    
27-Mar-17
31-Mar-17
5 consecutive days
Hull
17-Jul-17
12-Jul-17
5 consecutive days
Leeds
27-Nov-17 30-Nov-17 5 consecutive days
Newcastle
27-Nov-2017 30-Nov-17 5 consecutive days
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What is a union learning representative?

The primary duties of a union learning representative are:

Promoting Learning

- promote learning opportunities
- identify members' learning needs
- give support to members to help overcome barriers to learning
- signpost or refer to other sources of advice, support and learning opportunities
- work with learning providers

Work with Unite

- work with other reps embedding learning into Unite's work in your workplace / branch
- identify opportunities to use learning as an organising tool
- link to branch and wider Unite structures
- gather, record and collate information for branch, learning organiser, etc

Raise learning issues with the employer

- develop an awareness of Government policies and priorities
- find out about skills required within local/sector labour markets
- work with the employer to improve learning opportunities
- negotiate around learning and skills as part of the bargaining process

ULRs have the same statutory rights as all workplace reps.  The Employment Act 2002 states that:

- learning representatives should be given reasonable paid time off to carry out their duties and undertake training
- union members are entitled to unpaid time off to consult their ULR where the union is recognised for collective bargaining purposes

ULRs have a place in Unite's structure:

Rule 18.1 - At each workplace the members employed at that workplace shall elect from amongst themselves, at least every three years, one or more of the following representatives:

- shop stewards/workplace representatives
- safety representatives
- learning representatives
- equality representatives
- environment representatives