PDA supports petition to save the Union Learning Fund

In October there was an announcement from the Westminster government about the closure of the ULF Fund. The government announced that they intend to end their £12 million funding of the Union Learning Fund in England on 31st March 2021.

Fri 15th January 2021 The PDA

The Union Learning Fund was established in 1988. The primary aim was to develop the capacity of trade unions and their Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) to work with employers, employees and learning providers to encourage learning in the workplace. The fund currently supports 250,000 workers a year to access learning.

The PDA supports the TUC campaign to save union learning and is asking members to support the official Megaphone petition.

The petition calls on secretary of state for education Gavin Williamson to reverse the decision to cut the fund. To find out more about the petition and show your support please visit this page.

Kate Kensington, Head of PDA Education said:

“Pharmacists understand the need for continuous professional development and lifelong learning is equally important for every member of the team, both for their individual growth and for the quality of the country’s workforce. The loss of the ULF would end decades of positive contribution and not easily be replaced.”

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The Pharmacists' Defence Association is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England; Company No 4746656.

The Pharmacists' Defence Association is an appointed representative in respect of insurance mediation activities only of
The Pharmacy Insurance Agency Limited which is registered in England and Wales under company number 2591975
and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Register No 307063)

The PDA Union is recognised by the Certification Officer as an independent trade union.

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