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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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

Time to make equal pay a reality for women

Davena Rankin
#STUC16 The STUC is calling for equal pay to be a manifesto commitment for all parties ahead of the Scottish  ...
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Increasing women’s participation – Davena Rankin’s speech to TUC Women’s Conference

Davena Rankin
As the Chair of the STUC Women’s committee, UNISON's Davena Rankin was invited to make the sororal address to the 2016 ...
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Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2015

Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2015
UNISON Scotland is publishing today Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2015. It shows ...
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Violence against women is a gendered issue

Helen Duddy
UNISON will campaign to educate and improve understanding of violence against women as a gendered issue, providing guidance, sharing good ...
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Fair Work Decent Childhoods

Fair work decent childhoods
All political parties say work is the key driver for tackling poverty and we at UNISON Scotland and CPAG in ...
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e-briefing: Scotland doesn’t need a new Women’s prison

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The Scottish Government is intending to issue tenders for the construction of a new women’s prison. Doing so goes against ...
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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