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

Community - July 8th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Community inputs to review of impact of COVID-19 on BAME workers Community has shared our findings and recommendations on the impact of COVID-19 on BAME [...]
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Christopher Knight - June 30th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
I’m sure that all members will join me to express deep distress at the death of George Floyd, and their support for all those affected [...]
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Abi Sesay - June 25th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Incidents of the past fortnight, following the murder of George Floyd in America, have made landmark histories with a rippling effect across continents. In the [...]
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Anna Mowbray - June 25th, 2020 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
This June 2020 would have been a month of Pride celebrations. However, this year, large scale parades and celebrations will not be possible.    To mark the month in these more [...]
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Community - June 24th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Community General Secretary, Roy Rickhuss CBE, yesterday hosted a live zoom call for BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) members. The call was an opportunity [...]
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Community - June 24th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Yesterday, Henpicked Menopause In The Workplace, the UK’s leading menopause experts, led an insightful webinar for Community members and friends, about making our workplaces menopause [...]
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Community - June 23rd, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
INWED is an international awareness campaign which raises the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls [...]
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Roy Rickhuss - June 19th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
In light of recent protests that are taking place in the UK and across the world I wanted to write and tell you about the [...]
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Baroness Lawrence - June 18th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Today I am adding my voice, and the voice of my union, Community, to the call for the recommendations of the latest Public Health England [...]
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Linda Ballard - June 15th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
This pride month I wanted to share my perspective on LGBT+ rights as a Christian. Alongside the support I receive, and the benefits of having [...]
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