Category: Coronavirus

I’ve been vaccinated, and I think you should too
John Paul McHugh - April 30th, 2021
I’ve worked in industry since 1984, and I’ve been immensely proud to be your Assistant General Secretary at Community since 2013. In my time working and in the trade union movement, [...]
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Consultation and COVID-19
Kate Dearden - February 23rd, 2021
As we approach a year living with Covid-19, we at Community thought it was worth reflecting on how the pandemic has led to a loss [...]
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My vaccine story
Christopher Knight - February 18th, 2021
Like millions of others across the country, I have received my first dose of the vaccine. A vaccine, simply put, is something that teaches your [...]
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COVID-19 and the future of work
Anna Mowbray - February 16th, 2021
At the Commission on Workers and Technology, we’ve spent two years speaking to workers up and down the country, everywhere from an insurance office to [...]
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Helping with the costs of self-isolating
Community - February 1st, 2021
Do you have to self-isolate because of COVID-19? Does that mean it’s not possible for you to work?  If you get benefits, and you have to self-isolate, then [...]
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Workers should be helped to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow
Roy Rickhuss - December 15th, 2020
At Community we are proud of our history.  When our industries changed over the last century, we stayed for our members, supporting them to reskill, retrain and [...]
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Claiming tax relief for working from home 
Anna Mowbray - December 14th, 2020
UPDATE: The below blog is also relevant to the working tax year 2021-2022. Have you been required to work from home because of the pandemic? If [...]
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Looking out for each other
Steven McGurk - December 7th, 2020
Working at RSBi (Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries) in Glasgow - Europe’s largest supported business - we provide essential goods and services to Glasgow City Council [...]
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Launch of Government benefits guide
Anna Mowbray - December 3rd, 2020
Many of our members have told us that they struggled in recent months due the pandemic and the impact this has had on incomes and [...]
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Building back better – disabled people and COVID-19
Emily Brothers - December 3rd, 2020
Today marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). Emily Brothers considers the opportunities and threats having resonance in this year’s theme: Building Back Better [...]
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