Campaign to save the Union Learning Fund (ULF)
The CWU are working closely with the TUC and sister trade unions to kick-start a campaign highlighting the recklessness of the government’s decision to scrap the Union Learning Fund from March 20121 – with a view to them reversing the decision.
The following steps are planned in the short term to argue against the cuts which will have a very real and negative impact on the world of work and the wider economy:
- A petition has been launched seeking to reverse the government’s plans to cut the ULF which will mean hundreds of thousands of workers missing out on skills development and training. Please click on the link below:
- The TUC has issued an initial two documents which outline the benefits of union learning which is backed up with facts and figures (see below)
- Employers who benefit from an upskilled and confident workforce are being approached to sign supporting joint letters to Gavin Williamson (Secretary of State for Education). We are in the process of seeking support from our employers
A Facebook live session will be held on Tuesday 20th October at 6pm to update branches on the campaign and the impact of the announcement.
The CWU has a proud record of delivering incredible learning outcomes through the ULF to many thousands of our members. We are confident that our members and representatives understand this and will join the campaign to stop these cuts at a time when workers are facing extreme uncertainty.