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ERIC Number: EJ811478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1363-9080
Union Learning Reps in a High Tech Industry
Davies, Steve
Journal of Education and Work, v21 n4 p297-315 Sep 2008
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. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom