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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Eradicating Sexual Violence

#STUC22 heard that despite years of campaigning by sexual violence survivors, prevention groups, trade unions and student unions that Gender ... Read More

Toughen the law on sexual harassment at work

#STUC22 Congress heard that sexual harassment and abuse from men is a constant problem in the folk and traditional music ... Read More

Safe transport to and from work is a right for all

#STUC22 The STUC threw its weight behind the campaign for free and safe transport home for all workers finishing work ... Read More

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Eradicating Sexual Violence

Eradicating Sexual Violence
#STUC22 heard that despite years of campaigning by sexual violence survivors, prevention groups, trade unions and student unions that Gender ...
Read More

Toughen the law on sexual harassment at work

Toughen the law on sexual harassment at work
#STUC22 Congress heard that sexual harassment and abuse from men is a constant problem in the folk and traditional music ...
Read More

A just transition must recognise and promote the role of women

Davena Rankin
STUC Women’s conference highlighted the gender impact of climate change and demanded a just transition to promote the role of ...
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Women’s equality must be at the heart of the political agenda

June Maguire
STUC Women’s Conference backed a wide ranging COVID recovery plan that reflects the reality of women’s health and demanded that ...
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Diversity and inclusion – an unstoppable force

Davena Rankin
Conference backed a call from UNISON Scotland for the STUC Women’s Committee to recognise that many women are also members ...
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Education recovery must tackle the scandal of all women in precarious work

Katrina Murray
STUC Women’s Conference slammed the rising numbers of women in precarious work, worsened by the COVID pandemic which is driving ...
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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)

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