Third sector

Community has a growing voice in the third sector with thousands of members, and recognition at a number of workplaces.

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Update: Emergency support for the Third Sector

As a result of the financial strain put on many organisations due to the coronavirus outbreak, particularly those in the third sector, many have taken the difficult decision to move to a restructuring process.

As an employee you have a number of rights during a redundancy consultation including being fairly consulted. If you are working in the third sector, we can help.

Get in touch with us at thirdsector@community-tu.org and we can discuss how we can support you through this process.

Community and the Third Sector

As a general union, we have members from across each sector of the UK economy and thousands of people working for charities, not for profit organisations, community organisations, social enterprises and other third sector organisations have taken the decision to be a part of our union.

We know that in the third sector, workers are often required to go beyond the call of duty to serve their cause. We want to make sure that anyone who is putting in that extra work is appreciated and any changes are done in consultation with the workforce.

 

Our collective strength in the third sector continues to grow as organisations of varying sizes have taken the next step and signed recognition agreements with the union. This means that through the union, their workforce are able to come together and constructively engage with the organisation when it comes to pay as well as terms and conditions.

As an organisation that exists to secure a better working world for everyone in the UK, we love working with individuals and organisations with a similar mission to improve the lives of everyday people. A great example of our work in third sector is our relationship with the NSPCC.

Take a look at an excerpt from our document ‘Delivering Through Partnership’ where we take a detailed look at our working relationship with the NSPCC:

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From the brave people on the front line – to the vital back-office support staff, fundraisers, marketing and administrative staff. We are proud to support those working in the third sector.

Community have collective agreements with a number of organisations within the third sector. You can see some of them below:

If you want to work with us to secure a collective agreement at your workplace, find out more about our support for those working in the third sector, or talk to us about working with your organisation to take the next step and secure a strong collective voice at your workplace, please contact us at thirdsector@community-tu.org

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