Category: footwear

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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Supporting members through the pandemic
Jack Whiston - October 13th, 2020
24th March, the day that the UK went into its first day of lockdown. My colleagues and I waited patiently to see how our employer [...]
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Response to the Chancellor’s announcement
Community - September 24th, 2020
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, today announced a plan for our economy for the coming months. This new ‘Winter Economic Plan’ comes following the imposition of [...]
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Government must act to save jobs and industries
Community - September 23rd, 2020
Today, Community have written to the Prime Minister calling for urgent action to protect industries and save jobs. You can read our letter here: Dear [...]
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Preventing unemployment and building a better recovery
Jack Whiston - September 15th, 2020
Jack Whiston, Community rep at Church's and young worker, spoke at TUC's virtual 2020 congress on the motion 'Preventing unemployment and building a better recovery." [...]
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Community responds to local hospital appeal
Community - May 1st, 2020
Northamptonshire-based trade union Community has recently responded to an appeal from one of the county’s hospitals. The Intensive Therapy Unit at Kettering General Hospital was [...]
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Community plans next steps for safety in footwear industry
Community - August 28th, 2019
"A good occasion to bring people together – both employers and union representatives..." Community reps from the footwear and leather industry sat down with employers [...]
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Tony celebrates 50 years with Community
Community - July 27th, 2019
"We are honoured to have such a long standing member..." David Preedy, Branch Secretary of Loakes Shoes, on behalf of Community and his branch members [...]
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Community members take steps on safety
Community - November 15th, 2018
"Health & Safety is a priority for our union..." On the 7th of November around 50 representatives from Community union and industry attended the annual [...]
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Statue unveiled of ‘boot and shoe’ suffragette Alice Hawkins
Community - February 6th, 2018
Community representatives were proud to attend the unveiling of a statue of Alice Hawkins in Leicester as part of the #Vote100 celebrations. Alice was a [...]
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