Category: Our Stories

Community says #ThankYouTogether
Community - May 10th, 2021
Coronavirus has had a devastating impact on so many people, and it’s tested us in ways we never expected. But for many of us, it [...]
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Young people can decide the future of Wales
Amelia Coombs - May 5th, 2021
This week in Wales, sixteen and seventeen year olds will have a very unique opportunity. We will get the chance to vote in Senedd Elections [...]
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Community wins Protective Award for Axminster Carpet employees
Grant Williams - May 4th, 2021
Last week, Community won a claim in the Bristol Employment Tribunal for employees who were made redundant when Axminster Carpets went into administration in February [...]
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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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Self-employed women like me were forgotten by this government
Tracey Smith - April 13th, 2021
The Coronavirus pandemic brought multiple insults with it. With reflexologists like myself not only losing their income overnight, but losing our identity too.   Reflexology is one of the complementary therapies most likely to be used by [...]
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Supporting me during the pandemic
Joe Vinson - March 31st, 2021
It feels like such a long time ago that we were all forced into isolation back in March 2020. Yet, I remember vividly the fear [...]
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Supporting me in the betting industry
Tracy Devore-Smith - March 30th, 2021
I became a member of Community Union nearly thirteen years ago. I am currently 57 years old and am experienced in many different fields including [...]
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Supporting me in the finance sector
Afzal Dean - March 26th, 2021
I started my first full time job 33 years ago, and one of the first things I did was join the union. For me, over [...]
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One year on from lockdown, we need to build a better working world
Roy Rickhuss - March 23rd, 2021
Today marks a year since the televised address commencing the first national Coronavirus lockdown. The twelve months since that announcement have often felt very turbulent [...]
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Supporting me during a difficult time
Ruby Annan-Nettey - March 19th, 2021
Having worked for a number of years in the early years sector, I didn't always see the need for joining a union even though I [...]
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