WGGB is calling on its members to join the campaign to get the Government to reverse its intention to pull the plug on the English Union Learning Fund (ULF), including the FEU Training project, which each year supports around 200,000 workers with skills training and career development.
FEU Training offers WGGB members, and those of sister creative unions living in England, a range of free workshops, webinars and online resources to help with their careers as professionals and to acquire business skills. The Federation of Entertainment Unions represents more than 100,000 writers, journalists, musicians and actors.
Find out more, including a statement by the FEU General Secretaries, on the special WGGB campaign page.
How you can support the campaign
Sign the petition
The Government’s plans to cut the Union Learning Fund (ULF) means hundreds of thousands of workers will miss out on skills and training. Sign the reverse the cuts to union learning petition calling on Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary, to reverse cuts to union learning and ensure working people can access education and skills training. The Federation of Entertainment Unions’ ULF project is one of the very few which addresses the training needs of freelances in the media and creative industries.
Use social media to promote the petition
Tweet: #WGGB The Govt’s plans to cut the Union Learning Fund means hundreds of thousands of working people will miss out on skills and training. It must reverse its decision. Sign the petition. #SaveUnionLearning @WeAreTheMU @EquityUK @bectu @NUJofficial www.megaphone.org.uk/petitions/uk-gov-don-t-cut-union-learning
Write to your MP asking them to lobby the Government to save this vital training project. Use this template letter – if you have taken part in FEU Training, explain how it has helped you. You can find your MP via the Write to them website.
Share your experience
If you have benefited from FEU Training share your experience via the TUC’s website.