Union learning

Union Learning Representatives (ULRs)

UNISON's union learning representatives help other members and colleagues access educational opportunities and move on at work. They have the legal right to take reasonable time off from work to promote workplace learning and development.

If you are interested in education and enjoy helping other people, by becoming a ULR you could help encourage your colleagues to return to learning, while expanding your own knowledge and skills at the same time. Find out more here.


Unionlearn is the training arm of the Trades Union Congress (TUC). It offers support and advice to all union members and to Union Learning Representatives. It administers the Union Learning Fund and works with Government and other organisations to represent the interests of unions and their members. Find out more here.