Union Learning Representative’s Networking Event | 16th Nov

LTB 393/21

15th September 2021


Dear Colleague,

Union Learning Representative’s Networking Event 2021 – 16thNovember 2021

The purpose of this LTB is to advise Branches that this year’s Union Learning Representative’s (ULR) networking event will take place on the 16th November 2021 at:

The Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4EW

 Branches will be aware that ULR legislation provides for networking with other ULRs and organisations that deliver education and training opportunities to our members and representatives.

With new and innovative ideas on teaching methods, delegates will gain an insight into how to enhance their own skills to facilitate both traditional and new learning opportunities within workplaces and communities.

The overarching theme this year is “CWU – Learning in the Community” and will focus heavily on sharing best practice and hearing how Union Learning can raise our core Trade Union values – especially within local communities.

The event is being held over a single day this year between 10am and 4pm.  Registration will commence at 9.30am.

A final agenda will be issued in due course but will include:

  • Keynote speakers
  • Workshops with an emphasis on community organising
  • Hearing about latest CWU learning developments
  • And a celebration of your collective achievements!

Application Process

Applications should be made by Branch Secretaries for their ULRs via the OLS system and  applicants will be notified through our administration process.

The closing date for applications is Friday 15th October 2021.

 Depending on the number of applicants Branches may be able to send more than one ULR.

Please note that Branches are responsible for delegates travel and authorised expenditure for this event.  However, we will be providing lunch.


It is important that Branches book places early at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City, which is linked to the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, as they will be holding a number of rooms on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Booking arrangements are as follows:

Bookings can be made by calling the hotel on 0121 634 6220, quoting ref. Y25.  Please note that a credit card is required to reserve the room – no charge will be made at time of booking.

Accommodation rates: (preferential CWU rates for night of Monday 15thonly)

All rooms are double rooms charged @ £80 per room, bed and breakfast.  {Rooms will be held at this rate until 6th October 2021, after which time they will be released and the preferential rate will not be available}.


This event should attract paid release for accredited ULRs working for employers where the CWU is recognised.  The event is specifically designed to meet the aims of ULR legislation and is fully supported through the Government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.  The ACAS Code of Practice applies.

Any enquiries regarding this LTB should be addressed to the Equality, Education & Development Department by email to equality&education@cwu.org.

#CWULearn21; #CWULearningintheCommunity

Yours sincerely,

Kate Hudson

Head of Equality, Education & Development

LTB 393/21 – ULR Networking Event – 16th November 2021