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

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

UNISON will organise for the participation of low paid women

Kathleen Kennedy
Women make up 75% of our UNISON membership with many of them working in low paid jobs, yet the percentage ...
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UNISON Scotland Women’s Networking Day 2 June

Women in UNISON
UNISON is holding a Scottish Women’s Networking Day at Glasgow Caledonian University on Saturday 2 June 2018 from 10.30 am ...
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Scottish Women’s Convention – work on Women’s Health

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The SWC are undertaking a programme of work on women’s health over the coming months. they want to build a ...
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STUC launches ground-breaking report on impact of Menopause in the Workplace

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Over 3,500 women responded to the STUC Women’s Committee survey, with over half of participants currently going through the menopause ...
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‘End period poverty’ member’s Bill consultation response

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UNISON Scotland has a large number of women members on low incomes. We are fully supportive of this important proposed ...
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End period poverty consultation

End period pverty
A proposal for a Bill to ensure free access to sanitary products, including in schools, colleges and universities. Monica Lennon ...
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PREVIOUS EVENTS

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