Keep the TfL Learning Zone open!

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For many years, Transport for London has offered an in-house 'Learning Zone' service, providing frontline staff with free, specialised teaching that fits around their shifts and helps them study towards the European Computer Driving License, English as a Second Language and GCSEs in Maths and English. The team also supports members of staff with dyslexia and dyspraxia.

The amount of money this service costs is minimal - the equivalent of 1.4 members of staff. And yet the difference it makes to people's lives is huge. 

Countless members of frontline staff have secured promotions after improving their numeracy and literacy through this service. The impact of its withdrawal will almost certainly be felt most keenly by staff who are black, Asian or minority ethnic, those for whom English is not their first language, and people with learning disabilities.

If TfL is truly committed to Sadiq Khan's vision of making Transport for London an organisation whose workforce represents the people of the city it serves, then this cut must be abandoned.

We believe that the TfL Learning Zone should be kept open and the services it offers should continue to be available.