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Baroness Lawrence joins Community

10th October 2019

Baroness Doreen Lawrence is joining Community as the union forges an exciting new partnership and looks at ways they can deliver on their common goals.

Baroness Lawrence recently met with Community’s General Secretary Roy Rickhuss to discuss how she could work together with Community and its members. There were a number of clear shared values and objectives and practical steps will be taken to look at joint working over the next year.

Photo of Baroness Lawrence being welcomed into Community by Roy Rickhuss

Baroness Lawrence is welcomed into Community by Roy Rickhuss

Baroness Lawrence said:

“I’m pleased to be joining Community as a modern trade union rooted in diverse communities across the UK. We have many values in common, which is why I wanted to work with Community. We want to partner together to create a society where everyone can flourish and, amongst other things, develop the key initiative that I am leading: Stephen Lawrence Day. I firmly believe that a most positive relationship will grow over the next year.”

Roy Rickhuss said:

“Baroness Lawrence is a formidable and respected campaigner and we are excited to welcome her into Community membership. We believe that building a partnership between a modern trade union and an indefatigable campaigner for justice will bring benefits to both Community’s members and wider society. We look forward to developing this relationship further in the coming months.”

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.

Stephen Lawrence Day aims to inspire young people about what they can achieve in their own lives and give them a strong voice in building a fairer and more inclusive society.

Community is continuing to work with its members to tackle discrimination and harassment. To do this, the union is looking for more members to become equalities reps for their branches. Find out more…