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August 10, 2020

With the temperature set to rise above 30degC today (Friday) in many parts of the UK, the TUC is calling on employers to make sure staff are protected from the sun and heat. 

Working in hot weather can also lead to dehydration, tire...

March 3, 2020

Today (Tuesday 3 March) the Government published their action plan on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in light of 51 confirmed cases in the UK. Responding to the Health Secretary’s coronavirus statement to the House of Commons,...

February 27, 2020

Responding to the news that a Court of Appeal decision has thrown Heathrow expansion into doubt again, Roy Rickhuss, General Secretary of Community said:

“This is another missed opportunity to support our manufacturing sector and de...

February 21, 2020

“Striving for equality is at the heart of what we do…”

This week Community has launched its equalities strategy. A new booklet A Strategy for Equalities was distributed by email to all Community members. It sets out the union’s plan...

February 18, 2020

“This bursary from Community was a life saver…”

Community has always been a champion of lifelong learning. To help acheive this, the union established a fund that provides members (or their children) with a bursary to support them i...

July 8, 2019

“I am very excited for BCSA to be a part of the Community family…”

Members of the Blue Chip Staff Association (BCSA) have transferred into Community. The transfer was confirmed this week by the Certification Officer, the government’...

November 26, 2018

For employees, payday isn’t just another day. And for employers?

It means making sure their staff have their payslips either before or on the day they get paid.

It doesn’t matter how their staff get their payslips: they can be hand-d...

September 13, 2018

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced the new increased rates of National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage. The increases will affect 2.4 million workers.

From April 2019, minimum pay rates will increase as follows:

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August 30, 2018

There’s been a court ruling regarding national minimum wage (NMW) that could have a huge impact on the care industry. The Court of Appeal (CA) overturned a previous ruling that workers who carry out sleep-in shifts aren’t entitled...

June 18, 2018

As employees scramble to book their holidays in the sun, the summer months can be a headache for employers.

On the one hand, employers want staff to take a break and enjoy themselves. But on the other, they don’t want to end up with...

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