Women 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.
#uwomen20 Kate Ramsden gives an overview of Women’s Conference 2020 and also hears from two first time Scottish delegates, Alice ... Read More
#uwomen20 Women’s conference unanimously backed a call from Scotland to take a lead in telling women’s stories in order to ... Read More
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
Events and Publications
UNISON will campaign to educate and improve understanding of violence against women as a gendered issue, providing guidance, sharing good ...Read More
All political parties say work is the key driver for tackling poverty and we at UNISON Scotland and CPAG in ...Read More
The Scottish Government is intending to issue tenders for the construction of a new women’s prison. Doing so goes against ...Read More
Since 2006, UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey of assaults to public sector workers by issuing a Freedom ...Read More
Long before most of us get to work – or after most of us have left our job a vital ...Read More
May 2012: Working Families have launched a new campaign (see below) to keep a minimum of 26 weeks and are ...Read More
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 )
More on the archived UNISON Scotland website