BAME members

Community provides a range of advice and support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) workers. On this page you can find information about the issues and campaigns we are working on, as well as advice for members.

Stand up for equality!

We're looking for members to become equalities reps

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Join the conversation

Join members on our equalities facebook group to get involved in our work

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Equalities training

Courses that may help you when it comes to mental health, diversity or building your confidence.

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We are extremely concerned by reports that COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting BAME workers. Please read our advice on staying safe at work.

We want to know more about how COVID-19 is affecting you. Take our survey here.

solidarity statement to all those fighting racism across the world

We’re proud to sign this solidarity statement with our friends across the union movement. We will redouble our efforts to fight racism in our workplaces and communities #BlackLivesMatter.

Read our General Secretary, Roy Rickhuss’ email to members on this issue here.


Workers with religious belief or faith
Workers with religious belief or faith

We all deserve to have our beliefs respected at work. But many workers still face discrimination because of their religious beliefs. This guide will give you some introductory information to what workers with religious beliefs or of faiths are entitled to.

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Looking at racism and discrimination on Stephen Lawrence Day
Looking at racism and discrimination on Stephen Lawrence Day

National Stephen Lawrence Day on 22 April, celebrates the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence, who was killed in a racist attack at just 18 years old. His story inspires us to build a more inclusive Britain. On this page you'll find resources to help you tackle racism and discrimination at work.

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BAME members news

Racism is a trade union issue
Christopher Knight - April 21st, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
The last twelve months has brought issues of race and structural racism to the forefront of public discussion in ways not seen for decades. From [...]
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A long way to go: Community responds to Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities
Community - March 31st, 2021 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
Responding to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, Deborah Lawson, Assistant General Secretary of Community (Voice section) said: “We welcome the report’s recognition of [...]
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Stephen Lawrence Foundation partnership with Community
Community - March 30th, 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
We are immensely proud to be partnering with the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation to promote racial equality in our members’ schools and workplaces. Working together, [...]
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Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation partners with Community to support teachers promoting racial equality
Community - February 25th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
The partnership will work to support teachers to deliver lessons around the story of Stephen’s life to teach young people about tolerance and anti-discrimination. Community [...]
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Celebrating Black history
Lauren Crowley - October 6th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
October is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the historical contributions of Black people and communities. This October, it’s worth giving pause to reflect [...]
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Race at Work Charter signed by Community
Community - July 17th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
As part of ongoing work to tackle racial discrimination and inequality, Community has become the first trade union to sign up to Business In The [...]
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COVID-19 and BAME workers inquiry
Community - July 8th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Community inputs to review of impact of COVID-19 on BAME workers Community has shared our findings and recommendations on the impact of COVID-19 on BAME [...]
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Addressing racial discrimination and inequality
Christopher Knight - June 30th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
I’m sure that all members will join me to express deep distress at the death of George Floyd, and their support for all those affected [...]
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Do not be a bystander to racism
Abi Sesay - June 25th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Incidents of the past fortnight, following the murder of George Floyd in America, have made landmark histories with a rippling effect across continents. In the [...]
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Roy Rickhuss hosts BAME workers call
Community - June 24th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Community General Secretary, Roy Rickhuss CBE, yesterday hosted a live zoom call for BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) members. The call was an opportunity [...]
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