Women 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.
STUC Women’s conference highlighted the gender impact of climate change and demanded a just transition to promote the role of ... Read More
STUC Women’s Conference backed a wide ranging COVID recovery plan that reflects the reality of women’s health and demanded that ... Read More
Conference backed a call from UNISON Scotland for the STUC Women’s Committee to recognise that many women are also members ... Read More
Events and Publications
#stucwomen18 64% of low paid workers in Scotland are women and 40% work part-time, mainly in cleaning, caring, catering, clerical ...Read More
#stucwomen18 UNISON’s Dr. Davena Rankin gave a fascinating presentation on the reasons why women’s work is underpaid and undervalued and ...Read More
#stucwomen18 STUC Women’s Conference slammed the sexual harassment of women whether in the workplace, in schools, in wider society or ...Read More
#stucwomen18 STUC Women’s Conference backed a call from RMT to campaign to keep the British Transport Police separate from Police ...Read More
Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff in Scotland - UNISON Survey 2018 UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey ...Read More
The UNISON Scotland Women's Committee AGM will be held on Saturday 29 September 2018 at 11 am in Glasgow Caledonian ...Read More
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 )
More on the archived UNISON Scotland website