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

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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We need a new vision for our society and women must be to the fore

Grahame Smith
Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, addressed Women’s Conference and committed that the STUC would continue to mainstream women’s issues. He ...
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STUC Women’s Conference – Fighting poverty, inspiring women

STUC Women's Conference 2019
Fifteen women will be representing UNISON at the 92nd Annual STUC Women’s Conference #stucwomen19 on 28 and 29 October in ...
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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