This briefing is aimed at trade union reps and officers who negotiate with employers to help them bargain on learning and skills. It is important to integrate the issues mentioned in this briefing alongside other learning and skills and general bargaining topics.

What are functional skills?

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date: 10 August 2012

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Unionlearn are pleased that a record number of apprenticeships are being offered to students finishing their exams this year.

Fred Grindrod, Apprenticeships* Policy and Campaigns Officer for unionlearn said:

'It is good news that more than 15,000

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date: 9 August 2012

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Unionlearn responded today (Thursday 9August 2012) to a survey by CITB-Construction Skills Sector council which has found that employers in the construction industry believe that apprenticeships are better at preparing young people for work in the

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Green Skills Network Yorkshire and the Humber

Unionlearn Yorkshire and the Humber held its second Green Skills Awareness Event at the Think Low Carbon Centre at Barnsley College on the 31st July. Wendy Bussey (Centre Manager) introduced union reps from CWU, FBU, GMB, PCS, UCATT and Unite to

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date: 7th August 2012

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As part of unionlearn's ongoing commitment to increase capacity, drive up the standard and continually improve the quality of Apprenticeships, unionlearn in the northern region hosted

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