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Community’s partner nominated for prestigious ‘tech for good’ award

Community - 23rd July 2019

“We are determined to change the world of work…”

Labour Xchange is a European finalist in the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge. The $1.6 million ‘tech for good’ prize fund is awarded annually to innovative start-ups with a social and economic purpose. Community has partnered with Labour Xchange to support users of its platform who are looking for additional work that fits around their lives.

Labour Xchange is a European finalist in the category of ‘income growth & job creation’, which is for organisations aiming to improve the quality of life and living standards for workers.

Labour Xchange’s founder Jonathan Key said:

“It’s a great honour to be among the finalists for the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge. Here at Labour Xchange we are determined to change the world of work for the millions of people who want to top-up their income in ways that are convenient for them. Our partnership with Community is an important part of what makes Labour Xchange different and I’m sure it is part of the reason we’re one of the European finalists. We’re looking forward to pitching our platform at the European final and sharing with a wider audience what we’re trying to achieve.”

Roy Rickhuss, General Secretary of Community said:

“We want to create a better working world for everyone and that’s why Labour Xchange is our partner. Working with Jonathan and his team means we can reach people, many of whom are on the fringes of the labour market, and ensure they know where they can get the help and support they need to get on at work and support their families. We’re proud to see Labour Xchange reach the final of this award.”

Labour Xchange candidates are offered three months free membership of Community when they sign up to the platform. This means they can access a range of advice and guidance and experience the benefits of modern trade union membership.