Women in UNISON

Women in UNISONWomen form the majority of UNISON members in Scotland. UNISON structures like ‘proportionality’ attempt to make sure that the women are represented at all levels in the union, at least at a level that reflects their proportion of the membership. If the membership is 65% women, then the leadership should be at least 65% women.

Women’s Organisation in UNISONScotland addresses the discrimination women face and provides a forum and structures to promote issues that particularly affect women in the workplace and in society in general. Family care, low pay and domestic violence are just some examples of our campaigns. See also the UK Women’s pages.

Latest updates

Empowering and inspiring women – UNISON Women’s Conference

#uwomen20 Kate Ramsden gives an overview of Women’s Conference 2020 and also hears from two first time Scottish delegates, Alice ... Read More

Inspiring women inspiring women

#uwomen20 Women’s conference unanimously backed a call from Scotland to take a lead in telling women’s stories in order to ... Read More

Keeping conference right – the role of the National Women’s Standing Orders Committee

Scotland’s representative on the National Women’s Standing Orders Committee (SOC) Dianne O’Donnell, shares her experience in this busy role. This ... Read More

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Events and Publications

Care Futures 5 – Minimum Employment Standards

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The fifth edition of UNISON Scotland’s Care Futures outlines UNISON's view of the minimum employment standards that care workers should ...
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Care Futures 4 – Effective Voice

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The fourth edition of UNISON Scotland's Care Futures looks at what Effective Voice could mean for workers in social care ...
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Implementing Part 3 of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019: Bus Services

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UNISON believes we deserve a world class bus system. But we will only get this by rejecting deregulation and privatisation ...
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Women need to be safe not careful, says UNISON

Women need to be safe not careful, says UNISON
UNISON, Scotland’s biggest union for women, has condemned the police response to the Sarah Everard vigil and says it is ...
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Empowering and inspiring women – UNISON Women’s Conference

Scotland at Women's Conference
#uwomen20 Kate Ramsden gives an overview of Women’s Conference 2020 and also hears from two first time Scottish delegates, Alice ...
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Inspiring women inspiring women

Ann Forsyth
#uwomen20 Women’s conference unanimously backed a call from Scotland to take a lead in telling women’s stories in order to ...
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PREVIOUS EVENTS

May 2012: The Coalition Government are apparently proposing to reduce current maternity leave. Click here for what you can do…

Supporting Palestinian Women – the STUC Womens Committee have completed a briefing and have developed a link with women in Gaza and Bethlehem (please click here for more details PDF)

More on the archived UNISON Scotland website