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

P. Findlay, C. Warhurst

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)s115–s134
Number of pages20
JournalBritish Journal of Industrial Relations
Issue numberSupplement s1
Early online date17 Aug 2010
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011



  • trade union learning funds
  • union-led learning

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