Scottish Union Learning, in conjunction with the STUC and affiliated trade unions, has been working to facilitate provision and support for adults in employment who want to improve their Everyday Skills. Many of these adults are facing increasing demands in the workplace, while others want to improve their skills for their own personal development. Through this work, we have discovered that some of these workers have, or may have, dyslexia.
Union Learning Reps (ULRs) play a key role in workplace learning. The STUC Dyslexia Group was established to develop guidance for ULRs in Scotland to help them support and signpost people who may have dyslexia, and also to promote a “dyslexia-friendly” workplace. Membership of the STUC Dyslexia Group consists of representatives from various affiliated unions, Scottish Union Learning, the STUC Disabled Workers’ Committee, Dyslexia Scotland and Dyslexia Scotwest. In addition to developing this guide, the Group has also organised dyslexia awareness sessions for unions, employers and employees.
Please note that this guide was designed to help ULRs support and signpost people in the workplace who may have dyslexia, and to encourage them to contact relevant organisations that can provide the expertise required. The guide is not designed to replace any existing support offered by these organisations.
For further information on Everyday Skills, email Catherine Garvie.