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Union Learning Reps – Call For Nominations

6 October 2014

TSSA have vacancies for Union Learning Reps (ULR) in a number of locations and invite nominations from members employed by Virgin Trains who would be interested in assuming this important and rewarding role.


TSSA ULRs are involved in a wide variety of learning issues; what you as a new ULR would do, will largely depend on the interests of your members – and potential members. Full training will be given and you should be aware that ULRs do not normally act as tutors themselves.


Existing ULR activities:

· Developing a survey to talk through with members around their learning interests

· Advising colleagues who want guidance on learning options and supporting them on starting a learning programme – particularly if they are a bit apprehensive

· Setting up a learning centre on site which their members could access at times to suit their busy working and home lives

· Setting up foreign language, British Sign Language and IT training courses

· Negotiating with the employer around career paths, interview skills, funding support, paid time off to attend certain learning programmes etc

· Campaigning on issues ranging from equal access to company training resources at work for all grades/staff, free provision for English for Speakers of Other Languages to paid educational leave as a right.


The vacancies exist in the following locations:-

· Scotland – Glasgow, Polmadie, Edinburgh.

· North – Carlisle, Penrith, Oxenholme, Lancaster, Preston, Wigan, Warrington.

· North West – Manchester, Stockport, Macclesfield, Stoke-on Trent, Crewe.

· Liverpool – Runcorn, Chester and Holyhead.

· West Midlands – Stafford, Wolverhampton, Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International, Coventry, Rugby, Milton Keynes and Meridian.

· London – London Euston

Employees wishing to be nominated as a TSSA ULR must be a member of TSSA and must be within collective bargaining.

For further information or a nomination form please contact the TSSA Helpdesk on: or 0800 328 2673 (freephone)

Nominations will close on Monday 27th October 2014 at 12noon

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