Become an Equalities Rep

We are campaigning for a more equal workplace and we need your help. Sign up below for more info about becoming an equalities rep.

We are looking for more people to become equalities reps for their branches.

Equalities reps work with other branch reps to help the union recruit, organise and represent members of under-represented groups.

Our equalities reps make sure that everyone is treated fairly in their workplace. Some of the issues equalities reps work on with members and employers include:

  • flexible working
  • discriminatory practices
  • equal pay
  • equality impact assessments

All Community reps are supported with advice, networks and training.

If you’re interested or want more information, just fill the form out below and one of the team will be in touch.

(If you wish, you can put ‘prefer not say’ on the equality monitoring questions but it would be really helpful if you answer all the questions below as this will help with our equalities activity work. The information you provide will be held securely on your membership record and access to it will be limited to relevant Community staff. If you’ve got any queries about this form, then please email

  • A disabled person is defined in law as someone who has a physical, sensory or mental impairment or health condition, which has substantial and long-term adverse effects on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities.

Equalities news and updates

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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How my apprenticeship opened up opportunities
Megan Edwards - February 11th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
For National Apprenticeships Week I thought that I would share my own experience of what it was like to be an apprentice, why I applied [...]
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LGBT+ History Month 2021
Melantha Chittenden - February 1st, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Today marks the first day of LGBT History Month. It is a time when LGBT people and their allies celebrate the lives and legacies of [...]
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The difference equalities policies can make
Lisa Francis - January 28th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Equality is something that I have been passionate about for some time. Before Community I worked in a residential unit for people with mental health [...]
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My experience as a trans person
Dr Finn Ballard - December 8th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
This is a blog by Dr Finn Ballard on their experiences as a transgender person.  To undertake a gender transition, or a process of affirmation [...]
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Looking out for each other
Steven McGurk - December 7th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Working at RSBi (Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries) in Glasgow – Europe’s largest supported business – we provide essential goods and services to Glasgow City Council [...]
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Building back better – disabled people and COVID-19
Emily Brothers - December 3rd, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Today marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). Emily Brothers considers the opportunities and threats having resonance in this year’s theme: Building Back Better [...]
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Coronavirus has shown why young workers need unions
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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Why having a menopause policy at work is important
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 members mark menopause awareness day
Community - October 22nd, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Last week Community members across the UK marked menopause awareness day in different workplaces across the country. We wanted to highlight just one of those [...]
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