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

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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Dishing the dirt – Cleaners in Scotland’s public services speak out

Cleaners speak out
Long before most of us get to work – or after most of us have left our job a vital ...
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Coalition Government to reduce maternity leave?

Six Months for Mums
May 2012: Working Families have launched a new campaign (see below) to keep a minimum of 26 weeks and are ...
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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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