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

Eradicating Sexual Violence

#STUC22 heard that despite years of campaigning by sexual violence survivors, prevention groups, trade unions and student unions that Gender ... Read More

Toughen the law on sexual harassment at work

#STUC22 Congress heard that sexual harassment and abuse from men is a constant problem in the folk and traditional music ... Read More

Safe transport to and from work is a right for all

#STUC22 The STUC threw its weight behind the campaign for free and safe transport home for all workers finishing work ... Read More

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Events and Publications

‘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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Menopause in Work survey

STUC Woen's Committee
The Menopause in Work survey, which was launched at the STUC women’s conference in Glenrothes on 30th October, is open ...
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Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2017

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Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff in Scotland - UNISON Survey 2017 UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey ...
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Low-paid women will welcome MSPs equality plan, says UNISON

Press Release
UNISON Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s report on pay equality and says it gives hope to low-paid women. The ...
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Drop the 1% pay cap in the NHS

Viv Thomson
#stucwomen16 The STUC Women’s Committee is to lobby Scottish Government to break the public sector pay cap following a call ...
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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)

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