Our  future

The union movement was founded on the belief that collective bargaining could bring about tangible, positive change to the lives of everyday working people. This powerful legacy has carried the movement a long way, but over time both perceptions of the union offering have fallen out of sync with the working world. Community understands this, and is looking to the future, ensuring that we are absolutely relevant and useful to an ever-changing world of work.

Workers doing it for themselves

Lauren Crowley, 18 January 2018

We are in the middle of a revolutionary moment. Rapid growth in self-employment, the growth of the gig economy, and the rise of automation represent a seismic shift for the world of work. The trade union movement must respond with a revolution of its own, or face an irrelevance that will have major consequences for workers everywhere.

Five million people in Britain are now self-employed, new technology is facilitating the growth of the ‘gig economy’ and fundamentally changing the nature of work, and automation is already happening in many businesses.

Read more
1.5 million jobs at ‘high risk’ of automation, says ONS
Changing Work Centre - March 27th, 2019
“How do we make automation an opportunity not a threat
Read more
Community and the Fabians tackle automation challenge
Lauren Crowley - January 31st, 2019
“A ‘worker’s eye view’ of technology
Read more
Witnesses give evidence to Community’s Commission on Workers and Technology
Community - January 24th, 2019
“It’s fascinating to hear workers experiences of
Read more
Community launches new report on mental health at work
Community - January 21st, 2019
This week, the Changing Work Centre, a joint research initia
Read more
A message to members from Roy Rickhuss
Roy Rickhuss - December 20th, 2018
I wanted to take a moment ahead of Christmas to thank you fo
Read more
Securing the living wage in a changing world of work
Community - November 7th, 2018
The world of work is changing at a rapid pace, with the rise
Read more
Should we fear machines? The opportunities and challenges of technological change for workers
Community - October 3rd, 2018
Below you will find a speech made by Community’s Resea
Read more
Community calls for recognition of care workers
Community - September 11th, 2018
At the 150th TUC Congress in Manchester, Community’s V
Read more
Community says unions must reach out to new workers
Community - September 10th, 2018
Community’s president, Pete Hobson, spoke about trade
Read more
Community takes Safer Justice Sector campaign to TUC
Community - September 10th, 2018
Janet Sarsfield, a rep in Community’s justice sector,
Read more