COVID-19 policy work

Over the course of the pandemic, we have been working hard to lobby on behalf of our members. These are just some of the various submissions we have made to government:

We made a submission to the Business Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee about the impact on our sectors. You can see this here.

In June we responded to the Treasury Committee call for evidence on the coronavirus financial package. You can read our submission here.

We also made a submission to the governments comprehensive spending review. You can find it here.

The union created a policy paper on economic recovery. This was submitted to a number of places including the Labour Party’s National Policy Forum. You can see it here. The was alongside our submission on social security.

Following this, the union also made a submission to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on post pandemic growth.



Coronavirus news updates

Mark Simpson - November 25th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
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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Community - November 25th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Today the Chancellor brought the Comprehensive Spending Review to Parliament. The review included a three year restart programme, a pay rise to public sector workers [...]
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Community - November 23rd, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Coronavirus has had an impact across each of our communities, and many families will find themselves struggling this Christmas. This year, Community is encouraging our members [...]
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Jack Whiston - November 19th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
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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Community - November 18th, 2020 | Reading Time: 10 minutes
As part of Community’s campaign around ensuring our members and the wider workforce have the skills they need to succeed in the future, Community’s research [...]
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Lorraine Jakeman - November 16th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
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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Community - November 13th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Today 13th November the board of Tata Steel Group made a decision to work towards the sale of Tata Steel Netherlands to the Swedish steel [...]
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Jennifer Dean - November 11th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
When my employer Community recently put in place a menopause policy, I was delighted.  Around the same time that I started working at Community, I [...]
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Community - November 9th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Community has joined forces with Aspire to form a Learning Partnership which opens up thousands of courses for Aspire employees and local people too. The [...]
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Community - November 5th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Today the Chancellor has announced an extension to the Job Retention Scheme and increase to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. The furlough scheme will now [...]
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