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

Jack Whiston - September 15th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Jack Whiston, Community rep at Church’s and young worker, spoke at TUC’s virtual 2020 congress on the motion ‘Preventing unemployment and building a better recovery.” [...]
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Steven McGurk - September 14th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
This morning, Community NEC member Steven McGurk delivered a speech to TUC congress on the unequal impact of coronavirus on disabled people. You can read [...]
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Lauren Crowley - September 11th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
A new way of working is here to stay. Companies across the economy are realising the benefits of working flexibly. For many businesses, productivity hasn’t [...]
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Community - September 8th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Earlier this year, Community General Secretary, Roy Rickhuss CBE, was asked to join the Money and Mental Health Commission, established by the Money and Mental [...]
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Community - July 30th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
To show continued support for new and expectant mothers, Community are backing the “Pregnancy & Maternity (Redundancy Protection) Bill”. Joining a group of other organisations [...]
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Community - July 17th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
As part of ongoing work to tackle racial discrimination and inequality, Community has become the first trade union to sign up to Business In The [...]
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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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