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


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


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!)


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

Let’s invest in the skills of our young workers
Kate Dearden - July 15th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Young workers today are growing up in a unique environment. Economic shifts – brought on both by rapidly developing technology, globalisation and the looming threat [...]
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A difficult Pride month
Joe Vinson - June 28th, 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
It’s been a difficult Pride month. For another year, Covid has seen our usual celebrations cancelled and our fantastic pride marches postponed, separating those of [...]
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A better deal for LGBT+ workers
Melantha Chittenden - June 9th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Pride month means different things to different people – that’s one of the many things that’s so great about it. For some it’s a protest, [...]
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Creating more equal workplaces
Lauren Crowley - May 21st, 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
The business need to demonstrate inclusivity has never been higher as consumer expectation of companies, employers and organisations are changing rapidly. A vital role for [...]
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IDAHOBIT Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing
Lauren Crowley - May 17th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Trade unions, and trade union activists, have a long history of supporting LGBT+ communities. As trade unionists we have a responsibility to support all of [...]
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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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