The STUC celebrates a new decade of learning opportunities with The Open University for 580,000 Scottish workers
Today (Thursday, 14 December) the Scottish TUC and The Open University in Scotland celebrate 10 years of partnership at the Scottish Trades Union Centre in Glasgow.
Building on the success of the Digital Unions project, Scottish Union Learning hasbeen awarded short-term funding from the Scottish Government to deliver a Cyber Resilience project. The project will develop the cyber resilience capacity and cyber security skills of unions, reps, members and workers across Scotland. The Scottish Government's Cyber Resilience Team has created the following tips to stay safe online:
The 10th Annual Scottish Union Learning Conference was held on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 in the COSLA Conference Centre, Edinburgh. The theme of the Conference was: “The Demands of a Changing Labour Market.” This national conference brought together 100 representatives from 23 trade unions in Scotland.
Scottish Union Learning, which is part of the Scottish TUC, has announced that the 7th Annual Learner of the Year is Priscilla Maramba, UNISON member and Support Worker at Stirling Council. Priscilla was chosen as the 2017 Learner of the Year because of her dedicated commitment to continuous learning since she came to the UK from Zimbabwe in 2001.
Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, said:
“Priscilla’s story is one which highlights the valuable contribution that migrant workers make to our workplaces, our communities, and our wider movement. Priscilla has so much to offer Scotland, and has worked extremely hard to diversify her skills through various learning and volunteering opportunities. However, what her story also highlights is that much more work needs to be done to ensure that migrant workers, particularly women, are given the opportunity to utilise all their skills and experience within the labour market.”
Trade union members from across Scotland will come together today, Wednesday, 15 November 2017, at the COSLA Centre in Edinburgh, to attend the 10th Annual Scottish Union Learning Conference. The theme of the Conference is: “The Demands of a Changing Labour Market.” This national conference will bring together 120 representatives from 23 trade unions in Scotland.
The Conference will be addressed by Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Employability and Training, and Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary. The Minister will also present the 7th Annual STUC Learner of the Year Award. Other invited speakers include Suzie Bowman from Skills Development Scotland and Atta Yaqub, Actor and Community Activist.