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

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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Events and Publications

Many Roles, Many Barriers – call for joint work across equality groups

Sally George
The STUC Women’s Conference has called for more joint work across STUC equalities committees to tackle gender discrimination. The Women’s ...
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Conference slams pension change that left women’s retirement plans in chaos

Viv Thomson
UNISON Scotland has won STUC Women’s Conference backing for a campaign against Government pension cuts that have left millions of ...
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Many roles, many barriers. Davena Rankin – first black chair of STUC Women’s Committee

Davena Rankin
#stucwomen16 UNISON's Davena Rankin is chairing this year's STUC Women's Conference. Here is her speech in full opening today's proceedings ...
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Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2016

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Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff - UNISON Scotland Survey 2016 Since 2006, UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual ...
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Changes to state pension hit women hardest

Elizabeth Rankin
#uNDC16 The new single tier pension introduced in April is discriminatory towards women as most cannot accrue the same pension ...
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Pregnancy: UNISON’s Your Rights at Work guide

UNISON Pregnancy Rights Guide
Pregnancy: Your Rights at Work guide has been updated. It is available to download from the UNISON UK website at https://www.unison.org.uk/content/uploads/2016/05/23815.pdf ...
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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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