Equalities resources

On this page you’ll find all of the resources we have developed to help you make workplaces fairer. Got an idea for a resource? Email equalities@community-tu.org

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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Community’s strategy for equalities

COVID-19

Guidance for disabled workers

Safety at work: including specific advice for women, BAME and disabled members

Rights for pregnant workers

Domestic abuse guidance

Advice for members experiencing sexual violence

Equality impact assessments

Intersectional

Mental health, a guide for reps

Flexible working, a guide

Flexible working, an e-note

Equal pay and pay gaps

Equal pay audit

Sexual harassment (coming soon!)

Women

Menopause at work: all resources

Menopause at work: a guide for members and reps

Menopause at work: a model policy for employers, docx and PDF

Redundancy information factsheet for pregnant women and new mothers

BAME workers

A guide to tackling racism and discrimination at work

Guidance for workers with religious faith or belief

E-note on antisemitism

Disabled workers

Making self-employment work for disabled people: a research report

Guidance on reasonable adjustments

Redundancy information factsheet for disabled workers

LGBT+ workers

LGBT+ rights at work

LGBT+ mental health webinar



Equalities news and updates

For equal workplaces, we need to be allies to the deaf community
Lauren Crowley - May 6th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
This week has been Deaf Awareness Week, an opportunity to raise awareness and challenge perceptions of hearing loss and deafness, promoting the positive aspects of living [...]
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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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A message of solidarity
Community - March 11th, 2021 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
Nobody should feel unsafe in the streets. Nobody should feel that they are unable to walk home alone at night. There should be no climate [...]
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We can’t let the pandemic turn back the clock for women in the workplace
Lauren Crowley - March 8th, 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Three in ten of women members reported that they are working more hours now than before the pandemic, compared to three in twenty men. 62% [...]
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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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How my apprenticeship opened up opportunities
Megan Edwards - February 11th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
For National Apprenticeships Week I thought that I would share my own experience of what it was like to be an apprentice, why I applied [...]
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LGBT+ History Month 2021
Melantha Chittenden - February 1st, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Today marks the first day of LGBT History Month. It is a time when LGBT people and their allies celebrate the lives and legacies of [...]
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The difference equalities policies can make
Lisa Francis - January 28th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Equality is something that I have been passionate about for some time. Before Community I worked in a residential unit for people with mental health [...]
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