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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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

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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Davena brings greetings from TUC Women’s Committee

Davena Rankin
UNISON’s Davena Rankin brought greetings from the TUC Women’s Committee, standing in from Chair, Philipa Harvey who was unable to ...
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Split shifts – a health and safety issue for women

Jean Kilpatrick
Split shifts came under the spotlight at STUC Women’s conference as delegates backed a need for proper research into the ...
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Following in her mum’s footsteps – UNISON’s Eileen Dinning wins Meritorious Award

Eileen Dinning
UNISON’s Eileen Dinning was the proud recipient of the STUC Women’s Conference Meritorious Award for her outstanding work in the ...
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Conference pledges to step up protection of abortion rights

Katrina Murray
A week on from the historic decriminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland, #stucwomen19 Women’s conference backed a range of measures ...
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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)

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