Inchinnan Swedish visit 2011


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Presentation given to a Swedish delegation from IF Metall who visited Rolls-Royce to find out about the Unite learning programme.

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Inchinnan Swedish visit 2011

  1. 1. Rolls-Royce Inchinnan Unite Union Learning Rep Project 2006-2011
  2. 2. Unite Scotland Learning Strategy Collective Bargaining Around Learning Sustainable Workplace Structures around Learning Utilise Members existing Skills, Knowledge & Experience Give them accreditation Support members in taking learning as far as they wish. Bring Learning to Workplace at times that suits members. <ul><li>Offer </li></ul><ul><li>Progression Paths to Members in learning that they </li></ul><ul><li>wish & need!. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Union Learning Rep </li></ul><ul><li>Trained </li></ul><ul><li>and returns </li></ul><ul><li>to workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Steering Group Established </li></ul><ul><li>ULR’s, Convenors, </li></ul><ul><li>Management Reps, </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Organiser </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiations start on </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>& Discussions start </li></ul><ul><li>on workforce survey </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Agreement established </li></ul><ul><li>& signed off. </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce survey agreed </li></ul><ul><li>and distributed </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Survey results collated, provider asked to continually attend </li></ul><ul><li>Steering Group, Courses & qualifications levels agreed </li></ul><ul><li>Progression path offered by provider </li></ul><ul><li>& courses offered to other learners </li></ul><ul><li>Courses identified with possible dates of courses to start. </li></ul><ul><li>Service Level Agreement drafted & </li></ul><ul><li>signed between </li></ul><ul><li>Provider, Employer & Union </li></ul><ul><li>Agreement incorporates roles, responsibilities & facilities </li></ul><ul><li>that are available </li></ul><ul><li>(IT equipment, rooms, security, company policies etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Course starts, </li></ul><ul><li>provider gives report </li></ul><ul><li>to Steering Group </li></ul><ul><li>Last mapping exercise-completed </li></ul><ul><li>time off agreed, </li></ul><ul><li>confirmation of course dates & number </li></ul><ul><li>to start course all agreed </li></ul>Unite Scotland Workplace Union Learning Rep Structure
  4. 4. Project History <ul><li>Started negotiations with employer, March 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Joint Steering Group/Company Partnership/Learning Organisers Support! </li></ul><ul><li>Signed Learning Agreement May 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>ULR Trained May 2006: 1 per shift per business; 16 in total. </li></ul><ul><li>Surveyed Workforce June 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>  Learning Open Day August 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace Mapping of 10 different shift patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Courses Commenced Oct 2006: Basic Computing , P.C. Passport , ECDL, ECDL Advanced , Spanish, Pensions Courses, Literacy & Innumeracy, Progression paths in learning </li></ul><ul><li>Summer 2007 repeat of Survey, Open Days & Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Paid time off for PC Passport Sept 2007; 50/50 split in time </li></ul>
  5. 5. Project History Continued <ul><li>September 2007: Rep on site receives TUC Union Learning Rep of the Year Award for work done on site. Site recognised as UK best practice in work based learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Surveyed membership July 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Courses August 2008: 2 Basic Computing classes, 40 ECDL, 33 Open University, 1 Sign Language Course. 1 Online Course </li></ul><ul><li>Courses 2009: ECDL, Spanish, Sign Language, Open University </li></ul><ul><li>January 2010: Survey of membership repeated. </li></ul><ul><li>February 2010 Open University Degree course commencement. </li></ul><ul><li>2010: Open University Beng , Pensions Course, Rolls-Royce My Learning, European Computer Driving Licence. </li></ul><ul><li>2011: Open Uni Degree 2 nd Cohort, Rolls-Royce My Learning, Pensions Awareness Courses, German Course, </li></ul><ul><li>Over 400 members put through accredited learning on site since project commencement. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Learning Success Rolls - Royce
  7. 7. Quote From Les Carey Manufacturing Manager Stators/Rotors Plant <ul><li>Rolls-Royce plc took the decision to invest £85 million in the new facility at Inchinnan because of the skill and commitment of our people. The development of our people is seen as the foundation for future success and the ULR process is a critical enabler in the overall employee engagement and development of our site. </li></ul><ul><li> We see the ULRs as key facilitators within this journey. The global aerospace market is a highly competitive market and our competitors use similar machine tools and methods of manufacture, therefore our differentiator in the market place is our employees. For our business to remain competitive it is essential that we fully develop and grow our team members.&quot; </li></ul>
  8. 8. Rolls Royce <ul><li>Steering Group </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Paid Time Off Work </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul>
  9. 9. Learning Success Unite the Union Rolls - Royce
  10. 10. Unite the Union John Quigley, Former Unite Regional Secretary “ Lifelong learning is very important for the trade union movement. You can equate it to the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, when I was a shop steward. At first, it wasn’t taken seriously, and a lot of people didn’t think it was important compared to the other pressing industrial relations issues at the time. Over time, though, the people who made a real difference to the health and safety landscape were the reps.”
  11. 11. Trade Union <ul><li>ULR: Friendly face members are comfortable & confident with </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Union Structure of Shop Stewards Committees help with ULR constituency numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Learning part of Core Trade Union business & a Collective Bargaining issue for Trade Union on site </li></ul><ul><li>Up-skilling of membership </li></ul><ul><li>Project running over 4 years, over 400 members been involved in one form of learning or another. </li></ul><ul><li>Project now moved on to securing off the job time for learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Role of ULR incorporated into Trade Union Constitution on site. </li></ul><ul><li>Project recognised as best practice by Unite and TUC. </li></ul><ul><li>ULR on site awarded TUC ULR of year. </li></ul><ul><li>Project has increased Trade Union activism. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Learning Success Employees/ Members Unite the Union Rolls - Royce
  13. 13. Members Learning Requests 2010/11 <ul><li>Total Interested in Computing: 119 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Interest In Languages: 113 </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting Course: 16 </li></ul><ul><li>Core Skills: 18 </li></ul><ul><li>Pensions 67 </li></ul><ul><li>Sign Language 19 </li></ul><ul><li>SVQ 9 </li></ul><ul><li>17 th Ed IEE Wiring 35 </li></ul><ul><li>C.A.D 45 </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Union Course 54 </li></ul><ul><li>Rolls-Royce My Learning 82 </li></ul><ul><li>Open University 47 </li></ul><ul><li>Total 624 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Numbers Interested in Learning 2008 <ul><li>Total Interested in Computing: 85 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Interest In Languages: 55 </li></ul><ul><li>Home Budgeting Course 22 </li></ul><ul><li>Innumeracy: 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Brush up Your Skills 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Pensions Course 25 </li></ul><ul><li>Online Course 17 </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Sign Language 17 </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Union Courses 33 </li></ul><ul><li>Open University 33 </li></ul><ul><li>Total 310 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Unite the Union Workplace Learner John Malone
  16. 16. John Malone Learning Progression Path 2007-2011 <ul><li>Skilled worker but, no learning undertaken since apprenticeship 30 years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced back into learning through Social Learning (Spanish) </li></ul><ul><li>Basic ICT Courses Stages 1 & 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Progressed to PC Passport & ECDL </li></ul><ul><li>Open University BEng programme with On-site supports. </li></ul><ul><li>Passes 1 st year Exam & TMA with average 80% </li></ul><ul><li>All courses delivered within workplace at Shift friendly times </li></ul>
  17. 17. “ The Life Long Learning agenda is possibly the key to the door in breaking down diversity issues within workplaces! Trade Unions have been described as “Pale, Male & Stale” I undertook learning in the workplace, wanted to help others as I was helped by Unite the Union, so I became a Shop Steward & Union Learning Rep and have been successful in encouraging others into learning.” Edith Kidd Unite the Union Learning Rep
  18. 18. Members/ Employees/ <ul><li>Response to Surveys & Open Days </li></ul><ul><li>Learning in familiar environment </li></ul><ul><li>Learning with people they are comfortable with. </li></ul><ul><li>Courses delivered in a collective manner </li></ul><ul><li>Shift friendly delivery of courses on site </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to learn </li></ul>
  19. 19. Learning Success Employees/Members Unite the Union Rolls - Royce Funding
  20. 20. Funding <ul><li>STUC </li></ul><ul><li>Unite </li></ul><ul><li>ILA </li></ul><ul><li>SULF </li></ul><ul><li>European Social Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Rolls-Royce </li></ul>
  21. 21. Learning Success Employees/Members Providers Unite the Union Rolls - Royce Funding
  22. 22. Providers <ul><li>Stow College: (Service Level Agreement with Site) </li></ul><ul><li>Open University </li></ul><ul><li>Unite the Union </li></ul><ul><li>Reid Kerr College </li></ul><ul><li>University of West of Scotland </li></ul>
  23. 23. Summary <ul><li>Demographics of Students: Would not have gone back into learning.  </li></ul><ul><li>Up skilling of workforce & direct business benefit for the employer. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps with training the workforce for Self Directing Teams tasks & hits Investors In People & workforce development criteria. </li></ul><ul><li>Life Long Learning in the workplace demonstrates to members that the Trade Union can effectively organise around issues that the members are interested in. </li></ul><ul><li>ULR: trusted by workforce, enables members back into learning, self-promoting, self-generating, creates activism amongst Reps & members. Trade Union seen as Proactive rather than Reactive! </li></ul><ul><li>Learning incorporated into Trade Union constitution on site, part of everyday Trade Union Business. </li></ul>