Women members

Women members in Community work to make society fairer and more equal. Find out about how to get involved.

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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COVID-19 and pregnant women
COVID-19 and pregnant women

What are your rights during the Coronavirus lockdown? Read our new advice for pregnant workers.

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Domestic abuse
Domestic abuse

The restrictions on movement introduced to stop the spread of Covid-19 have created another crisis: a rise in domestic abuse. Below is some guidance for members and reps.

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Menopause at work
Menopause at work

Menopause is a workplace issue. Over 600 women told us about their experience of menopause at work. Because of their stories we wanted to do more to offer help, guidance and support to our members, our reps and their employers.

Menopause at work

End sexual harassment at work
End sexual harassment at work

Sexual harassment has no place anywhere in the UK. But it’s still happening every day in our workplaces. Community is working with its members, the TUC and other campaigners to end sexual harassment.

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News

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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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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Why having a menopause policy at work is important
Jennifer Dean - November 11th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
When my employer Community recently put in place a menopause policy, I was delighted.  Around the same time that I started working at Community, I [...]
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Community members mark menopause awareness day
Community - October 22nd, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Last week Community members across the UK marked menopause awareness day in different workplaces across the country. We wanted to highlight just one of those [...]
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World Menopause Day 2020
Lauren Crowley - October 18th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Today is the 11th anniversary of World Menopause Day. Last year we launched a member survey into experiences of menopause at work and since then [...]
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Community support legislation for new mothers
Community - July 30th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
To show continued support for new and expectant mothers, Community are backing the “Pregnancy & Maternity (Redundancy Protection) Bill”. Joining a group of other organisations [...]
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Community members join Menopause Webinar
Community - June 24th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Yesterday, Henpicked Menopause In The Workplace, the UK’s leading menopause experts, led an insightful webinar for Community members and friends, about making our workplaces menopause [...]
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Community supports legal action against Chancellor for sex discrimination
Community - June 11th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
“That the government’s own scheme would reinforce this inequality is scandalous…”   The self-employed and freelance workers union, Community, is supporting legal proceedings undertaken by [...]
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Now is the time to embrace flexible working
Lauren Crowley - June 10th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
For thousands of workers across the UK who are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many will be wondering why employers have been vehemently [...]
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