Campaign launched to save Union Learning

  • 19 Oct 2020

Join the campaign to get the government to reverse its decision to scrap the English Union Learning Fund, which, each year, supports around 200,000 workers with skills training and career development.


The English Union Learning Fund includes the FEU Training project, which offers members 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 (FEU) represents more than 100,000 writers, journalists, musicians and actors.

Find out more, including a statement by the FEU general secretaries, on the NUJ campaign page:

How you can support the campaign

Reverse the cuts to union learning petition

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. The 'Reverse the cuts to union learning' petition is 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 that addresses the training needs of freelances in the media and creative industries.

Sign the petition

Use social media to promote the petition

Tweet: #NUJ 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 @TheWritersGuild @bectu

Write to your MP

Ask 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 Write to them:

Share your experience

If you have benefitted from FEU Training, share your experience via the TUC.

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