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.

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Celebrating our inspiring women

Women’s conference unanimously backed UNISON’s call to tell the story of the women in the trade union movement who have ... Read More

Mothers of pre-term or sick babies must have more workplace support

Women’s conference backed UNISON’s call for more support in the workplace for women with premature or sick babies. The Women’s ... Read More

Davena brings greetings from TUC Women’s Committee

UNISON’s Davena Rankin brought greetings from the TUC Women’s Committee, standing in from Chair, Philipa Harvey who was unable to ... Read More

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Celebrating our inspiring women

Davena Rankin
Women’s conference unanimously backed UNISON’s call to tell the story of the women in the trade union movement who have ...
Read More

Mothers of pre-term or sick babies must have more workplace support

Tina Makedenge
Women’s conference backed UNISON’s call for more support in the workplace for women with premature or sick babies. The Women’s ...
Read More

Davena brings greetings from TUC Women’s Committee

Davena Rankin
UNISON’s Davena Rankin brought greetings from the TUC Women’s Committee, standing in from Chair, Philipa Harvey who was unable to ...
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Split shifts – a health and safety issue for women

Jean Kilpatrick
Split shifts came under the spotlight at STUC Women’s conference as delegates backed a need for proper research into the ...
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Following in her mum’s footsteps – UNISON’s Eileen Dinning wins Meritorious Award

Eileen Dinning
UNISON’s Eileen Dinning was the proud recipient of the STUC Women’s Conference Meritorious Award for her outstanding work in the ...
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Conference pledges to step up protection of abortion rights

Katrina Murray
A week on from the historic decriminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland, #stucwomen19 Women’s conference backed a range of measures ...
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