Equalities strategy

We want to deliver a more equal and fairer world of work. We want Community to be a union where everyone feels welcome and we represent every member. Our equalities activity helps us to do this.

To view our strategy for equalities, just click here.

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We are proud of the diversity of our membership. We represent and welcome members and their families across all industries, sectors and regions of the UK. Striving for equality and fairness for our members at work and in wider society is at the heart of what we do.

Yet this doesn’t come without challenges. The landscape of work in the UK is changing and the challenge for trade unions to stay relevant is as urgent now as ever. More women are entering the workforce, younger workers expect to work flexibly and in new forms of employment, technology is changing the nature of work. If we don’t modernise, identify and develop future leaders; if we look visibly and significantly different from our membership and the wider workforce then we risk losing effectiveness, relevance and purpose.

We know we’ll need to test new ways of working and engagement to reach beyond our traditional membership and learn from what does or does not work.

Key to creating this change for our members is the work of equalities at every level of the union. Equalities issues are not something that belong only to people who define into underrepresented groups. They are workplace issues that affect everyone.

But all this is not something we can do individually. It’s a plan for how every one of us can work collectively, no matter where your workplace is or to which sector you belong, to create a more equal and fairer world of work.

View the full strategy here.
To get involved email equalities@community-tu.org.

Equalities news and updates

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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Anna Mowbray - June 25th, 2020 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
This June 2020 would have been a month of Pride celebrations. However, this year, large scale parades and celebrations will not be possible.    To mark the month in these more [...]
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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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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 - June 23rd, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
INWED is an international awareness campaign which raises the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls [...]
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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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Linda Ballard - June 15th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
This pride month I wanted to share my perspective on LGBT+ rights as a Christian. Alongside the support I receive, and the benefits of having [...]
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