HWDC Successful Learning

Learning Centre Again Proves Success

Further to the previous courses we can report that another 60 members completed and graduated as Logistics Apprentices on courses held at HWDC by Parminder Kaur in November 2018 and were awarded their certificates at a specially organised event. Dave Ward, CWU General Secretary was in attendance (see picture below) .

Learning Centre Celebrates the Graduation of Logistics Apprentices

Learning Takes-Off in Heathrow

Parminder Kaur, Lead ULR for South East No5 branch.

When Parminder took on her role as Lead ULR in HWDC the learning project had stalled however Parminder has worked tirelessly to get courses and learning for her members. Parminder has built wonderful relationships with not only her members but with the local Royal Mail management and her learning provider.

Joe Showler, South East Learning Project Worker, was full of praise for Parminder, “Parminder is very passionate about learning and has been extremely effective and dedicated in her approach. She has broken down so many barriers to achieve something very wonderful here. Despite all this success, Parminder is very modest about her efforts and achievements. Parminder is a great example of how a ULR can change perceptions about union learning and address the skills needs and aspirations of our members.”

Parminder said afterwards “Since I started working with the CWU, I have realised how effective unions can be! Unions are organisations that really help people, and I am also really grateful to the management team at HWDC who are supporting us as well.

When somebody talks to me about their learning needs, I try my hardest to help them and provide Information Advice and Guidance to signpost them to colleges if we can’t provide the course or courses ourselves. I am confident in the future we will bring even better and more varied courses that everyone will benefit from. Being a ULR is hard work but extremely rewarding!”

  BBC News Feeds

Labour anti-Semitism row: Advert criticises Jeremy Corbyn
Labour lords accuse party leader Jeremy Corbyn of presiding over a "toxic culture" of anti-Semitism.

Joey Barton: Fleetwood Town manager charged with actual bodily harm
Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton is charged with causing actual bodily harm following a post-match incident in the tunnel at Barnsley in April.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'in psychiatric ward'
Her move to a hospital in Tehran follows a hunger strike last month in protest at her detention in Iran.

Domestic abuse report exposes hidden side of rural life
Victims of domestic abuse in rural areas suffer longer and are less likely to get support, says report.

Brexit: Bosses seek cut to immigrant salary threshold
Business lobby groups say ministers must act to avoid "acute" skills shortages after Brexit.

Apollo 11: Partial lunar eclipse on 50th anniversary
The Moon appears red on the day of the 50th anniversary of the historic space flight.

And the most-played song on UK radio is... Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
It's a song from 2006, by a band from Northern Ireland.

Older victims of crime not cared for well enough, says report
Two watchdogs have "grave" concerns about how police and prosecutors treat victims of crime aged over 60.

'Cordless' Dyson fan advert falls foul of watchdog
The UK Advertising Standards Authority bans a Dyson ad for implying fan is cordless.

Climate change: 'No brainer' fuel change to cut transport carbon
MPs say the simple step of adding more ethanol to the UK's fuel mix would be same as taking 700,000 cars off the roads.

Labour pledges to end in-work poverty in first full term
The party says it will eliminate the "modern-day scourge" if it wins the next election.

Exmoor big picnic to mark 70 years of national parks
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will join 500 picnickers at Exmoor national park.

What can be done about Scotland's drugs crisis?
Experts back five ways of trying to halt Scotland's rising toll of drug-related deaths.

Females to the fore? What golf is doing to attract more women
Golf has realised it needs to make the sport more attractive to women, on and off the playing course.