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

Urgent need to tackle domestic abuse and empower women

Women’s conference highlighted that domestic abuse is a workplace issue and backed a wide-ranging composite that set out a number ... Read More

Workplace policies on sexual harassment essential to protect women

Women’s conference heard powerful testimony in support of City of Edinburgh’s call for workplace policies on sexual harassment, to protect ... Read More

Gender pay justice for women

Women’s conference backed Scotland’s call for all bargaining structures in our union to have gender pay justice right at the ... Read More

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Events and Publications

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

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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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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

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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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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