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

President: ‘Our power comes from our activists’

Josie Bird
UNISON President Josie Bird addressed #uwomen20 She highlighted the importance of recruiting workers in temporary and insecure posts “who arguably ...
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Women are at the heart of this union

Dave Prentis
#Uwomen20 General Secretary Dave Prentis told UNISON Women’s Conference that women are at the heart of this union. He praised ...
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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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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