PCS currently administers one Wales Union Learning Fund project, funded by teh Welsh Government,.
Gaining Accessible Learning in Wales 4 2019/22 (GALW4) offers support for workers across Wales with employability skills, and to those who are facing redundancy or redeployment. GALW4 is also supporting workers who'se jobs are adversely affected by COVID-19 .
Details of PCS WULF courses that are currently available can be found by following the link to the PCS Wales events page or click Events and courses | Public and Commercial Services Union (pcs.org.uk)
Last Autumn the UK Government announced that it is going to scrap support for the (ULF) Union Learning Fund in England. The Welsh Government however announced an additional 'pot' of £250,000 of funding for Wales Union Learning Fund (WULF) projects who can support workers facing redundancies and job cuts in sectors affected by COVID-19. PCS has succesfully applied for part of this funding to support members in Wales.
This Welsh Government commitment clearly shows that the work being done through union learning has a positive impact on workers across the country and the decision to end ULF (English) funding is political.
There is an online petition to try and save ULF funding in England. Please sign and share it.
Steve Donoghue – WULF project officer
Tel: 07929 030164
Jayne Smith – WULF project manager
Tel: 02920 666363