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ERIC Number: EJ899960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
The Union Learning Fund: A Genuine Success Story
Wilson, Tom
Adults Learning, v21 n8 p23 Apr 2010
The "Daily Telegraph" recently carried an attack on the Union Learning Fund (ULF) as part of its ongoing criticism of unions following the industrial action by cabin crew at British Airways. This included a quote from Conservative MP Francis Maude suggesting that the fund was a form of "money laundering." The article, which was re-hashed a couple of days later by the "Daily Express," tries to paint the ULF as vehicle for the Government to give taxpayers' money to the unions without any return or monitoring of the consequences. However, the author believes that criticisms of the ULF are ludicrously ill-informed. He says the fund has been a genuine success for trades unions, for businesses, and the workforce combined, helping hundreds of thousands of workers access training and education, and contributing significantly to the country's economic competitiveness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom