Category: Women

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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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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Community support legislation for new mothers
Community - July 30th, 2020
To show continued support for new and expectant mothers, Community are backing the "Pregnancy & Maternity (Redundancy Protection) Bill". Joining a group of other organisations [...]
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Community supports legal action against Chancellor for sex discrimination
Community - June 11th, 2020
"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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Now is the time to embrace flexible working
Lauren Crowley - June 10th, 2020
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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Equal Pay at 50
Lauren Crowley - May 29th, 2020
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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50 years is long enough- Equal Pay at 50  
Anna Mowbray - May 29th, 2020
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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What can an equalities rep do during Coronavirus?
Anna Mowbray - May 13th, 2020
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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