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

End pay erosion in the public sector

Barbara Fulton
#stucwomen18  64% of low paid workers in Scotland are women and 40% work part-time, mainly in cleaning, caring, catering, clerical ...
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Women undervalued, socially, culturally, economically

Dr. Davena Rankin
#stucwomen18  UNISON’s Dr. Davena Rankin gave a fascinating presentation on the reasons why women’s work is underpaid and undervalued and ...
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Make sexual harassment a thing of the past

Helen Duddy
#stucwomen18 STUC Women’s Conference slammed the sexual harassment of women whether in the workplace, in schools, in wider society or ...
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Keep guards and transport police for women’s safety on trains

Kate Ramsden
#stucwomen18 STUC Women’s Conference backed a call from RMT to campaign to keep the British Transport Police separate from Police ...
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Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2018

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Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff in Scotland - UNISON Survey 2018 UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey ...
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UNISON Scotland Women’s AGM 2018

Women in UNISON
The UNISON Scotland Women's Committee AGM will be held on Saturday 29 September 2018 at 11 am in Glasgow Caledonian ...
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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