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Community becomes the recognised union for historic Black Country Museum

4th July 2018

For a better working museum…

After a long campaign at the gates and across the table, the trade union Community is now recognised to represent workers in the Black Country Museum. The museum has been used as a set for many film and television productions, particularly the Peaky Blinders drama produced by the BBC, and is a popular attraction for tourists across the world.

Since gaining recognition on site, Community has been hard at work ensuring that members are represented to the highest standard by electing reps, offering meaningful training and ensuring that their issues are heard.


Community Regional Organiser Chris Hale and Apprentice Organiser Daniel Warren presenting Community’s Rep’s Toolkit to newly elected reps at the Black Country Museum

Chris Hale, Regional Organiser for Community in the West Midlands, said: “From the very beginning, all of our members have been very keen to be represented, and we are committed to working with management to improve the employees’ working environment; including raising awareness of mental health in the workplace, which is currently Community’s priority campaign.”

The Black Country Living Museum (formerly The Black Country Museum) is an open-air museum of rebuilt historic buildings in Dudley in the West Midlands of England.

Community represents members in different workplaces across the UK. If you want us in your corner, you can join Community by clicking here.