Women 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.
#uwomen20 Kate Ramsden gives an overview of Women’s Conference 2020 and also hears from two first time Scottish delegates, Alice ... Read More
#uwomen20 Women’s conference unanimously backed a call from Scotland to take a lead in telling women’s stories in order to ... Read More
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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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
#uwomen20 In the 50th anniversary year of the Equal Pay Act, delegates to UNISON’s Women’s Conference slammed the continuing pay gap ...Read More
With the shocking news from British Heart Foundation research that 50% of women are more likely to receive the wrong ...Read More
#uwomen2020 In a moving debate, conference heard many harrowing, personal experiences of surviving domestic abuse, as delegates pledged to raise ...Read More
The stirring chords of “Bread and Roses” opened the #Uwomen2020 Fringe Meeting on Equal Pay as our Scottish UNISON colleagues ...Read More
UNISON President Josie Bird addressed #uwomen20 She highlighted the importance of recruiting workers in temporary and insecure posts “who arguably ...Read More
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 )
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