Thousands of Community members work in a broad range of manufacturing sectors in traditional and modern industries. We are experienced in working with manufacturing employers to create positive change for the industries where our members work. If you work in manufacturing, we can help you too.
Community is the biggest union in the UK steel industry representing thousands of steelworkers across the country.
Tata Steel is the UK’s biggest steel producer and our members play a leading role in representing that workforce.
We also work with companies such as SSI, Celsa and Outokumpu.
In addition to these major companies, Community represents thousands of people at small steel and wire producers and stockholders.
Community has supported, and continues to support its members in all steel production sites across the UK both in good times and in bad.
Textiles, Carpets and Leather
Community is the main union for the textiles industry, this includes all carpet makers, leather, apparel and hosiery workers. These industries produce vital, high-quality products for both the UK and foreign markets. Community protects these workers and supports positive change in these industries by working with our members’ companies and employer associations.
We are the recognised union for footwear manufacturers. The UK’s footwear industry is responsible for exports of over £500 million of goods each year. Community members work for internationally renowned companies like Clarks, Church’s and Loake Bros as well as smaller businesses.
Producers of ‘white goods’ such as fridges and washing machines are also well represented within Community. Workers in these factories produce complex machinery which we all use every day. As well the domestic appliances industry, Community represents workers across light engineering companies and in many different technical and mechanical professions.
In addition to our major involvement in these manufacturing sectors Community members work at food producers, plastics companies, automotive part manufacturers and many other industrial businesses.
We understand manufacturing and we are always open to working with new employers and their workforce.
We believe in good business.
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