We are proud to work in partnership with Community trade union, we believe a good modern trade union is not only essential to a positive and safe workplace but more importantly gives self-employed workers like us a strong and collective voice.
Community is a proud champion of the five million strong self-employed and freelance community across the UK, including chiropodists and podiatrists.
For many people, self-employment is the answer to finding a good work-life balance and can be extremely rewarding. It can also mean longer hours, less pay, more worry about your finances and employment. By partnering with Community we want to give you that help, as well as campaign on the issues that matter to us as a sector.
As a member of Community, IOCP/COFH members can:
Advice and support
Community union provides advice and support through their service centre of expert legal advisors, dedicated to supporting members with any questions or help members may need.
Whether its advice on client relations, self-assessment tax returns, debt recovery and late payments, welfare benefits, discrimination and health and safety issues – Community can help.
Campaign and organise
By building and strengthening our collective voice as part of Community, we can ensure our voices are heard. Community is a proud campaigning union and the strength of their membership paired with their political affiliations means they can take the issues you care about and make sure they are heard across the UK at every level.
Pay and conditions
Community can support you at work with individual representation to get the best deal, and secure fair treatment and fair pay.
Education and training
By becoming a member of Community, you can access bespoke education and training opportunities that works well for freelancers and the self-employed. This includes access to hundreds of free online courses to develop key business skills.
Discounts and savings
You can save money on a range of leisure, insurance and retail products through Community’s discounts on a range of professional and personal products and services.
To join follow the link from the November members e-newsletter or login to the members area of our website