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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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.

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

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

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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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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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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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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Roy Rickhuss - June 19th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
In light of recent protests that are taking place in the UK and across the world I wanted to write and tell you about the [...]
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Baroness Lawrence - June 18th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Today I am adding my voice, and the voice of my union, Community, to the call for the recommendations of the latest Public Health England [...]
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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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Community - June 2nd, 2020 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
Public Health England has published new evidence and analysis that shows certain groups are more likely to be diagnosed with and die from COVID-19, while [...]
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solidarity statement to all those fighting racism across the world
Community - June 2nd, 2020 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
Community has joined eleven other unions in a joint statement to send solidarity to those fighting racism across the world. The statement, on behalf Labour [...]
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Lauren Crowley - May 29th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Click straight through to the new resources here. Today on the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Equal Pay Act, we remember the struggle [...]
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