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.

In January 2021 we submitted a budget representation to government about what our members need to see as the pandemic continues, and as we look to our recovery. You can see our submission here.

Coronavirus news updates

Community - March 4th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
It’s very important that we keep surfaces clean to stop the spread of the coronavirus. That’s because the virus spreads when you touch a surface [...]
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Budget 2021: Not enough levelling up, not enough support
Kate Dearden - March 3rd, 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
There were too many shortfalls in today’s budget, and many important issues that the government are not addressing.
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Being a member of Community has meant…
Lorraine Jakeman - March 2nd, 2021 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
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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An unending commitment to our armed forces
Roy Rickhuss - March 1st, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
I’m incredibly proud to be today announcing the re-signing of the Armed Forces Covenant, and the extending of our commitment to former and current armed forces personnel. 
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A new chapter for Scottish Labour
Community - February 27th, 2021 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
We want to offer a massive congratulations to Anas Sarwar for being elected as leader of Scottish Labour.
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Making workers voices heard
Anna Mowbray - February 26th, 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
We want to change the culture in workplaces up and down the country so that workforces are always involved in developing ideas and making decisions [...]
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Why join a Trade Union as a Teacher?
Paul Winrow - February 26th, 2021 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
Joining a trade union as a teacher isn’t compulsory, but it does offer a number of benefits and protections for both new and seasoned educators. [...]
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Community signs recognition agreement with leading business charity
Community - February 26th, 2021 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
Community has signed a new voluntary recognition agreement with leading responsible business charity, Business in the Community. The two parties hope that the partnership brings [...]
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What is good work?
Anna Mowbray - February 25th, 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Technology can make work safer, more interesting or more creative. But for some, technology makes work worse because of the social isolation, insecurity, or exploitation.
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Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation partners with Community to support teachers promoting racial equality
Community - February 25th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
The partnership will work to support teachers to deliver lessons around the story of Stephen’s life to teach young people about tolerance and anti-discrimination. Community [...]
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