FDA opens HMRC centre
The First Division Association has opened a new learning centre at the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) office on Kingsway in Central London – the first time the senior public servants’ union has led on such a project.
The FDA has kitted out the learning centre with support of the Union Learning Fund (HMRC has also provided training materials and equipment) and management has agreed staff should have time to train and access their learning reps.
The centre has been established in a section of the library in the building, and will be open during working hours for staff to:
o undertake Skills for Life and informal adult learning
o access online learning to improve their IT skills and close skills gaps
o attend sessions run by FDA and PCS learning reps
The new learning centre will also function to support work based learning to improve business performance, deliver management-union co-investment in skills, and develop the role and impact of learning reps.