Union learning representatives: a force for renewal or 'partnership'?

Union learning representatives: a force for renewal or 'partnership'?
Document type
Working Paper
Calveley, Moira; Healy, Geraldine; Shelley, Steve
University of Hertfordshire
Date of publication
1 January 2003
The University of Hertfordshire Business School Working Papers
People management: all aspects of managing people
Business and management
Material type

This item is only available to registered users

Register now or Log in

Your use of this content is subject to the terms and conditions of this portal

Whilst trade unions have a longstanding interest in the education and training of their members, this has received a major boost through the formalisation of Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) in the Employment Relations Act 2002. This paper provides a critical appraisal of the impact of ULRs on learning, skill and control, and on trade union activities in two English regions. The paper reports the initial findings of an ongoing research project to explore the role of ULRs in the controlling or emancipatory nature of learning, in interpreting the meaning of trade union stances towards partnership, and in trade union renewal agendas, in the South East and the North East of England. The paper draws upon accounts of exploratory qualitative research and case studies as it assesses the situation to date.

Is this the 'Version of Record (VoR)'?

Many different versions of a publication may be available on the web, only some of which might be considered part of the formal scholarly record. Please check whether this paper has been published in a journal by contacting the author, searching journal databases, or checking CrossMark It is the responsibility of publishers to register their publications with CrossMark.

Related to People management: all aspects of managing people

Labour market outlook: spring 2020

Downloadable spring 2020 edition of CIPD’s quarterly Labour Market Outlook

Labour market outlook: winter 2019-20

Downloadable winter 2019-20 edition of CIPD’s quarterly Labour Market Outlook

Mental health and employers: refreshing the case for investment

Downloadable report about mental health and wellbeing in today’s labour market

The liquidity trap: financial experience and inclusion in the liquid workforce

Downloadable report looking at financial security for the modern, liquid workforce

More items related to this subject