Category Archives: Equalities

Scottish Women’s Convention – work on Women’s Health

The SWC are undertaking a programme of work on women’s health over the coming months. they want to build a comprehensive overview of women’s health in Scotland, including a range of issues such as breast screening, cancer detection, treatment and support; cervical screening, cancer detection, treatment and support; transvaginal mesh implants, thyroid problems and mental […]

Mac Senior Retired Members April 2018

– ‘We have so much to offer’ UNISON 2018 Scottish Retired Members’ Conference – 2018 National Retired Members’ Conference – Time we stepped up support for the WASPI campaign – Calling all Bowlers … – Developing the role of Retired Members’ Sections – Combatting Loneliness, Dennis Reid – Silver Voices – Writing Motions – Sue Chalmers – Scottish […]

OUT 2 – Scotland LGBT Newsletter

Latest news and events including… Dumfries & Galloway Pride – 15th September 2018 Dundee Pride – 22nd September 2018 International Day against Homo, Bi and Transphobia – 17th May 2018 UNISON National Trans network meeting – 19th July 2018 UNISON National Bi network meeting – 19th July 2018 National Trans Pride, Brighton – 21st – […]

Angus women’s victory on International Women’s Day

Eight Angus UNISON Family Nurture Support Workers celebrated International Women’s Day by winning a regrading after initially being dismissed and re-engaged on a lower grade. The women were dismissed and re-engaged on 9 December to force through a wrongly graded post. Despite what seemed like and obvious error, Angus Council refused a regrading appeal and […]

Response to The Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004

  UNISON has a proud history of work for transgender equality. We have a very active network of transgender members who are represented in policy making a national level. All our members deliver public services to transgender people. This experience informs our response to the consultation.

STUC launches ground-breaking report on impact of Menopause in the Workplace

Over 3,500 women responded to the STUC Women’s Committee survey, with over half of participants currently going through the menopause. The survey was launched at their conference in Glenrothes in October 2017. Sharon Edwards, STUC Women’s Committee Chair, said: “For far too long the menopause has been an issue shrouded in secrecy, resigned to whispered […]

National Black Members’ Conference 2018

BT Convention Centre, Liverpool: 19 -21 January 2018. Report Summary of Conference for Scottish Region by Ego Olori. This year conference event was well attended by UNISON visitors, serving members, guest speakers and delegates around UK. It was a great event, delivered to a high standard and designed to meet the needs of unison members […]

Mac Senior Retired Members October 2017

– UNISON 2017 National Retired Members Conference – Scotland at Conference – UNISON Brexit Update – Well done Margaret McKee! – WASPI campaign – Funeral poverty – Lillie McNaughton …. our “Special Person” – Double success for Dumfries & Galloway – Conference Comment – “Support the PAY UP NOW Campaign” – Get ready for the […]

‘End period poverty’ member’s Bill consultation response

UNISON Scotland has a large number of women members on low incomes. We are fully supportive of this important proposed Bill. We believe it is essential that all women and girls, but in particular those living in poverty, should have a right of free access to sanitary products. As Monica Lennon says in the consultation […]

End period poverty consultation

A proposal for a Bill to ensure free access to sanitary products, including in schools, colleges and universities. Monica Lennon MSP has lodged a proposal to ensure free access to sanitary products, including in schools, colleges and universities in Scotland, to ensure that everyone who needs access to products during menstruation can receive them. Respond […]