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The National Lifelong Learning Agreement 2013

First UK Bus “The Company”, “Unite the Union” and all other recognised Trade Unions are committed to the value of personal employee development in all its forms and are confident of the benefits to both the organisation and individual employees. For the changing nature of work means that it is necessary for all employees to have the opportunity to learn new skills and update their existing skills on a continual basis. The Company and Unite the Union are committed, wherever viable, to make learning as accessible as possible for all employees with the establishment of on-site learning facilities and centres. Therefore the Company and Unite are committed to encouraging and supporting a culture of learning and continuing personal development throughout the Company. This agreement applies to all employees regardless of their age, gender, race, disability, seniority, sexual orientation, religion, belief and whether part time or full time, although this agreement does not give rise to any contractual entitlement or obligation in respect of employees. The scope of this agreement extends to the provision of learning provided within workplace learning centres and learning directed externally by the Trade Union Learning Representative. The Company are committed to working in partnership with Unite to promote and support training and learning activities/opportunities inside and outside of the organisation. There is a national joint Union/Employer Learning Partnership Committee (LPC), which will is responsible for introducing, implementing and monitoring national learning initiatives within the learning centres. The appointment of National Education Coordinator will be the responsibilities of UNITE the Union within First UK Bus. The appointments of Project Workers will be the responsibility of UNITE the Union within First UK Bus. Trade Union Learning Representatives (TULRs) are elected representatives, selected by Union members and accredited by Unite. The Company and Unite acknowledge and recognise that the core business involves the provision of a public service and accordingly the requirements of that service and the needs of the business in providing it must take priority where there is any conflict of interest in respect of time off, facilities allocation of resources or indeed any other element included as a statement of intent within this agreement. All parties undertake to ensure that this agreement will not be used as an alternative to any collective bargaining machinery. This collective agreement is an aspirational document, which does not give rise to any contractual entitlement or obligation between the company and individual employees. This This document is a summary of the National Lifelong Learning Agreement 2013 a full copy may be viewed in the Unite the Union branch office


The National Lifelong Learning Agreement 2013 agreement, signed by those below is effective until October 2015. Jim Mowatt Director of Education Unite the Union Giles Fearnley Managing Director First UK Bus

This document is a summary of the National Lifelong Learning Agreement 2013 a full copy may be viewed in the Unite the Union branch office


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