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

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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Many Roles, Many Barriers – call for joint work across equality groups

Sally George
The STUC Women’s Conference has called for more joint work across STUC equalities committees to tackle gender discrimination. The Women’s ...
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Conference slams pension change that left women’s retirement plans in chaos

Viv Thomson
UNISON Scotland has won STUC Women’s Conference backing for a campaign against Government pension cuts that have left millions of ...
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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