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

A just transition must recognise and promote the role of women

STUC Women’s conference highlighted the gender impact of climate change and demanded a just transition to promote the role of ... Read More

Women’s equality must be at the heart of the political agenda

STUC Women’s Conference backed a wide ranging COVID recovery plan that reflects the reality of women’s health and demanded that ... Read More

Diversity and inclusion – an unstoppable force

Conference backed a call from UNISON Scotland for the STUC Women’s Committee to recognise that many women are also members ... Read More

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Events and Publications

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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Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2014

Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2014
Since 2006, UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey of assaults to public sector workers by issuing a Freedom ...
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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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