Category: Our Stories

Supporting me working with young people
Heather A - March 16th, 2021
I worked in the Civil Service for almost 21 years and made the transition to work in education nine years ago. At the time my [...]
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Supporting me as a self-employed worker
Helen Stephens - March 10th, 2021
I'd been self-employed for 10 years, and back then I couldn't see why I would need a union. I understood journalists joining the NUJ, and [...]
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Being a member of Community has meant…
Lorraine Jakeman - March 2nd, 2021
I have been a prison officer of 16 years, working for Sodexo justice services at HMP Peterborough. I remember whilst being on the officer training [...]
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Bringing a community together in crisis
Mark Simpson - November 25th, 2020
During the height of the crisis orders were up at my workplace because we produce clinical waste bins used by the NHS. We were experiencing [...]
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Making a difference as a Community rep
Lorraine Jakeman - November 16th, 2020
Like many life changing events, people always remember where they were when it happened. In March I was attending the TUC women’s conference on behalf [...]
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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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Community family grows
Community - October 5th, 2020
Voice: The Union for Education Professionals has joined forces with Community Union in an exciting new development for both unions. Voice has transferred to Community [...]
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My experience of TUC Congress 2020
Megan Marsh - October 1st, 2020
Community rep, Meghan Marsh attended this year’s virtual TUC Congress. You can read her thoughts on the congress and five key takeaways below. This year [...]
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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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Welsh region collects donations for veterans
Community - September 14th, 2020
As part of Community’s campaign to end veteran homelessness, Community’s Welsh Regional Office organised a drive for items that homeless veterans need. The region coordinated [...]
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