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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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

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 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.

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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

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 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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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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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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Anna Mowbray - May 29th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
On 29th May, the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Equal Pay Act, members of Community’s equalities team attended a virtual conference hosted by [...]
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Anna Mowbray - May 13th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
In my last post I talked about the importance of reps keeping up their work to represent members in this challenging time. At times like [...]
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Community - May 4th, 2020 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
The TUC Women’s conference took place ahead of International Women’s Day in March. A delegation of Community activists from across the union’s sectors and regions [...]
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Community - March 7th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
The menopause is still a taboo subject for many women, but it’s not a women’s issue. Menopause is a workplace issue. The menopause is normal, [...]
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Community - February 21st, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
“Striving for equality is at the heart of what we do…” This week Community has launched its equalities strategy. A new booklet A Strategy for [...]
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Community - December 2nd, 2019 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
“We want women to have a voice in their workplace and their union…” Women members of Community in Scotland recently came together for the first [...]
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