Category: Equalities

How my apprenticeship opened up opportunities
Megan Edwards - February 11th, 2021
For National Apprenticeships Week I thought that I would share my own experience of what it was like to be an apprentice, why I applied [...]
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LGBT+ History Month 2021
Melantha Chittenden - February 1st, 2021
Today marks the first day of LGBT+ History Month. It is a time when LGBT+ people and their allies celebrate the lives and legacies of [...]
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The difference equalities policies can make
Lisa Francis - January 28th, 2021
Equality is something that I have been passionate about for some time. Before Community I worked in a residential unit for people with mental health [...]
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My experience as a trans person
Dr Finn Ballard - December 8th, 2020
This is a blog by Dr Finn Ballard on their experiences as a transgender person.  To undertake a gender transition, or a process of affirmation [...]
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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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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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Coronavirus has shown why young workers need unions
Jack Whiston - November 19th, 2020
Coronavirus has had a massive cascading impact across all walks of life, and especially on young workers. The impacts that we have suffered not only [...]
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Why having a menopause policy at work is important
Jennifer Dean - November 11th, 2020
When my employer Community recently put in place a menopause policy, I was delighted.  Around the same time that I started working at Community, I [...]
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Community members mark menopause awareness day
Community - October 22nd, 2020
Last week Community members across the UK marked menopause awareness day in different workplaces across the country. We wanted to highlight just one of those [...]
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World Menopause Day 2020
Lauren Crowley - October 18th, 2020
Today is the 11th anniversary of World Menopause Day. Last year we launched a member survey into experiences of menopause at work and since then [...]
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