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.
Urgent need to tackle domestic abuse and empower women
Workplace policies on sexual harassment essential to protect women
Gender pay justice for women
Events and Publications
Keep guards and transport police for women’s safety on trains
Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2018
UNISON Scotland Women’s AGM 2018
UNISON will organise for the participation of low paid women
UNISON Scotland Women’s Networking Day 2 June
Scottish Women’s Convention – work on Women’s Health
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 )