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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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

Workplace support for mothers with sick or premature babies

Pat Rowland
In an emotional grouped debate, Women’s conference #Uwomen20 heard of the trauma faced by women who have experienced miscarriage or ...
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Women at the heart of social care

Kate Ramsden
#Uwomen20 UNISON Women’s Conference condemned the underfunding, over many years, of social care. Delegates backed a range of measures to ...
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Scrap universal credit and end women living on the cliff edge

Katrina Murray
In the first debate of Women’s Conference 2020, speaker after speaker condemned changes to the benefits system and its devastating ...
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Angela Rayner ‘rebel with a cause’

Angela Rayner
#uwomen20 Angela Rayner, gave an inspiring speech to UNISON Women’s Conference. She told delegates that she would not have got ...
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Celebrating our inspiring women

Davena Rankin
Women’s conference unanimously backed UNISON’s call to tell the story of the women in the trade union movement who have ...
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Mothers of pre-term or sick babies must have more workplace support

Tina Makedenge
Women’s conference backed UNISON’s call for more support in the workplace for women with premature or sick babies. The Women’s ...
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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