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Union learning funds and trade union revitalization : a new tool in the toolkit?

Findlay, P. and Warhurst, C. (2011) Union learning funds and trade union revitalization : a new tool in the toolkit? British Journal of Industrial Relations, 49 (Supple). s115–s134. ISSN 0007-1080

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Abstract

This article examines the potential of union-led learning through union learning funds to contribute to trade union revitalization. Empirical data are drawn from an evaluation of the Scottish Union Learning Fund. Findings suggest that union-led learning can contribute to revitalization by enhancing relationship building with members, potential members, employers and government. However, problems exist in each case, and the findings suggest that a more strategic orientation to learning is required by unions.