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ERIC Number: EJ800003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Unfinished Business
Hansen, Anne
Adults Learning, v19 n2 p12-13 Oct 2007
The trade union movement is justifiably proud of the part it has played in developing education services for working people. Unionists have long realised that education, far from being the preserve of the ruling classes, is the key to liberation and to civic and political participation. The association is one of the most luminous in the history of adults learning. Trade unions played an important historical role in the development of education for working people. Despite years of campaigning, however, the author contends that there is still no entitlement for workers to have collective bargaining rights on learning and training at work; or time off for training. Collective bargaining on training would bring about demand for skills led by employment (not merely employers) and make training more relevant in the workplace. It could also facilitate greater employer engagement in articulating skills demand.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom