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

A better deal for LGBT+ workers
Melantha Chittenden - June 9th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Pride month means different things to different people – that’s one of the many things that’s so great about it. For some it’s a protest, [...]
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Creating more equal workplaces
Lauren Crowley - May 21st, 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
The business need to demonstrate inclusivity has never been higher as consumer expectation of companies, employers and organisations are changing rapidly. A vital role for [...]
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IDAHOBIT Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing
Lauren Crowley - May 17th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Trade unions, and trade union activists, have a long history of supporting LGBT+ communities. As trade unionists we have a responsibility to support all of [...]
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For equal workplaces, we need to be allies to the deaf community
Lauren Crowley - May 6th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
This week has been Deaf Awareness Week, an opportunity to raise awareness and challenge perceptions of hearing loss and deafness, promoting the positive aspects of living [...]
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Racism is a trade union issue
Christopher Knight - April 21st, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
The last twelve months has brought issues of race and structural racism to the forefront of public discussion in ways not seen for decades. From [...]
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A long way to go: Community responds to Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities
Community - March 31st, 2021 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
Responding to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, Deborah Lawson, Assistant General Secretary of Community (Voice section) said: “We welcome the report’s recognition of [...]
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Stephen Lawrence Foundation partnership with Community
Community - March 30th, 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
We are immensely proud to be partnering with the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation to promote racial equality in our members’ schools and workplaces. Working together, [...]
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A message of solidarity
Community - March 11th, 2021 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
Nobody should feel unsafe in the streets. Nobody should feel that they are unable to walk home alone at night. There should be no climate [...]
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We can’t let the pandemic turn back the clock for women in the workplace
Lauren Crowley - March 8th, 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Three in ten of women members reported that they are working more hours now than before the pandemic, compared to three in twenty men. 62% [...]
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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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