A project was set up on 2 June, 2003 to recruit and support a network of union learning representatives across the DWP with the backing of PCS and the department.
The aim of the project is to improve access to learning opportunities that are available throughout the department and promote the educational and cultural well-being of PCS members.
DWP has various levels of union learning representatives (ULRs). Some of their roles and responsibilities are outlined below:
Union learning representatives have statutory rights, including reasonable paid time off work for training and to carry out their duties. There is a PCS specific five-day accredited training course for union learning representatives, or a TUC training course consisting of two five-day courses, usually held at local colleges. This course is usually either one day a week for a period of five weeks or a block week. A new Joint Learning Agreement has been agreed between PCS and DWP and this also refers to the fact that union learning representatives can take time off to undertake their duties.
The project team
To get in touch with the team please contact:
Tel: 0113 200 5300
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Learning and Development Survey This survey was designed by James Downton, Sheffield ULR, for general use by PCS ULRs. For details on how to adapt this survey please contact the Learning Project on 0113 200 5300, or E-mail email@example.com.
The Learner is a monthly newsletter for all Union Learning Reps (ULRs) in DWP which aims to keep ULRs informed of news from the Learning Project, and of events from around the DWP group.