Trade union learning representatives in Britain: policy innovation in VET

The 2002 British Employment Act (Section 43) conferred statutory rights on a new breed of trade union representatives: trade union learning representatives (ULRs). As of 2003 some 7,500 trade unionists have been trained as ULRs, with estimates projecting a network of over 22,000 by 2010 bringing a quarter of a million people into learning. Not surprisingly, the expectations of ULRs amongst policy makers are high. ULRs, it is claimed, offer the potential of increased learning opportunities for individual workers, new members for trade unions and improved performance for employers. Yet, to the e... Show more

Authors: Stuart, Mark

Published: Melbourne, Victoria, CEET, 2004

Resource type: Conference paper

Physical description: 7 p.

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