ULRs have been instrumental in championing the importance of training and development. ULRs work very hard to boost the image and strengthen the organisation of our union within the workplace along with widening union membership across the board.

The ULR role involves:

  • Promoting the value of learning
  • Supporting learners
  • Arranging learning/training
  • Supporting workplace learning centres to embed learning in the workplace

POA Learning are establishing a database of POA Learning Reps in England and Wales to ensure every workplace has a ULR presence.

The database will be a vital tool for updating our reps and informing them of upcoming events and training courses. Without this we cannot deliver up to date information to support our members in the workplace to ensure they have the opportunity to attend quality training courses.

Therefore, the National Executive require all branch committees to complete the attached proforma and return it to:

Gareth Williams
Eastchurch Learning Centre

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Yours sincerely


Deputy General Secretary


Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.