Union learning in the justice sector

PCS has established a justice sector union learning co-ordinators' network to implement the union learning agenda in this sector.

This comprises of key lay reps (usually the group/national branch union learning coordinator with responsibility for union learning in their bargaining area) and full-time officers (mostly regional learning service officers and union learning project staff).

Besides communicating and circulating information via e-mail and this website, the network also meets regularly. To date, the following justice areas are represented: 

We would be interested in hearing from any represented and unrepresented justice sector bargaining areas who wish to be involved, our industrial officer Tony Conway (tonyc@pcs.org.uk) - would like to hear from you.

Aims of the network 

Our aims are to:

  • consider strategic matters and developments in union learning, and develop the
  • learning agenda in the justice sector
  • provide support and assistance to, and hear feedback from PCS union learning reps
  • (ULRs) in the justice sector
  • encourage groups and branches to find and develop ULRs
  • assist with work on negotiating learning agreements
  • input into the work of Skills for Justice, the sector skills council for this area.

If you would like to contact your group/national branch union learning co-ordinator - for example for advice on courses - you can find these details on our contacts page.

Find out more about union learning reps, our resources for reps, and learning and skills more generally on our learning pages.

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