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

STUC: Women Organising Against Discrimination at Work

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UNISON Scotland will be reporting on our speakers at the STUC Annual Women’s Conference this week online, where the major ...
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Care Futures 5 – Minimum Employment Standards

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The fifth edition of UNISON Scotland’s Care Futures outlines UNISON's view of the minimum employment standards that care workers should ...
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Care Futures 4 – Effective Voice

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The fourth edition of UNISON Scotland's Care Futures looks at what Effective Voice could mean for workers in social care ...
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Implementing Part 3 of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019: Bus Services

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UNISON believes we deserve a world class bus system. But we will only get this by rejecting deregulation and privatisation ...
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Women need to be safe not careful, says UNISON

Women need to be safe not careful, says UNISON
UNISON, Scotland’s biggest union for women, has condemned the police response to the Sarah Everard vigil and says it is ...
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Empowering and inspiring women – UNISON Women’s Conference

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#uwomen20 Kate Ramsden gives an overview of Women’s Conference 2020 and also hears from two first time Scottish delegates, Alice ...
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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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