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Lynda Carter is an equality rep for the shop workers’ union, Usdaw. Lynda has negotiated a number of reasonable adjustments and carried out awareness raising activities in her store. This has not only helped her members but also the wider community in her home town in north Wales.
Wed 23 May 2018
Good Practice Case Study
Fri 23 Mar 2018
Wales TUC Cymru worked with the Workers Education Association as a valued partner over several decades to deliver training to union representatives. Following its recent merger with the YMCA to form Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales (AOC/ALW), Angharad Halpin, (Learning Project Worker at...
Mon 12 Mar 2018
By undertaking several courses through URTU Learning, Francisco de Borja Tirador Grasa is in line for promotion to Transport Manager.
Thu 4 Jan 2018
Coleg Gwent is one of Wales’ top performing colleges and largest providers of Further Education with five campuses across Gwent including the City of Newport Campus which holds the base for Trade Union Studies.
Wed 19 Jul 2017
Hundreds of staff working at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) office in Wrexham have had the chance to upskill and take up new learning opportunities thanks to the hard work of union learning rep Laura Westwood.
Thu 16 Feb 2017
A Newport-based housing association has seen a ‘huge improvement in staff confidence and morale’ after working in partnership with trade unions to deliver Essential Skills training for its staff. We spoke to some of the union representatives, staff and managers at Newport City Homes about their experiences...
Mon 18 Jul 2016
A joint initiative between unions and a housing association in Blaenau Gwent has given workers access to a multi skills training programme, helping them to upskill and learn a wide range of trades. The new skills gained have meant that workers have been able to offer a wider range of repairs for tenants in fewer visits. Staff have also gone on to gain promotion, better pay and take up opportunities for further study. We spoke to learners Chris, Huw, Catherine and Rhys to find out more...
Mon 11 Jul 2016
Camera Assistant Louise Jenkins tells how she is 'Getting in, Getting on' in Wales' highly competive TV industry thanks to support from her union BECTU and the Wales Union Learning Fund.
Thu 23 Jun 2016
Staff at Swn-y-Mor residential home in Port Talbot have received Welsh language training thanks to the support of UNISON’s Connecting Learners project. Connecting Learners is a Wales Union Learning Fund (WULF) project that is funded by Welsh Government and run by the public sector union, UNISON. Karen Fisher, who is the project manager, identified that Welsh language skills were a key training need for workers in health and social care.
Fri 11 Mar 2016

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