Learning Representatives are likely to be members who have recently completed a learning programme and are enthusiasts and advocates for learning in their own workplaces.
Their precise role will vary according to their own circumstances but will probably centre on raising awareness of lifelong learning among the members and helping to identify and articulate the learning needs of particular members, as well as negotiating with employers on learning issues.
Learning representative some rights to time off for training and carrying out their duties, they will also liaise with employers about lifelong learning opportunities.
Union Learning Representatives will also be able to advise and help any member of staff interested in learning something new – whether it is to help you with an interest or to develop your career, or improve your basic skills.
Want to get some advice on your learning options? Want to find out more about becoming a Union Learning Representative?
Contact Caron English, Lifelong Learning Officer, on 03000 265024, or call into the UNISON Office, County Hall, Durham (Room 2/32).
Alternatively if you are interested in becoming a union learning representative you can also contact the UNISON Office please contact us.