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.

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Events and Publications

Kate Ramsden

Collective action needed to challenge sexual harassment

Sexual harassment at work can only be effectively tackled by the collective action of employers, trade unions and policy makers, ...
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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 ...
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‘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 ...
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End period pverty

End period poverty consultation

A proposal for a Bill to ensure free access to sanitary products, including in schools, colleges and universities. Monica Lennon ...
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STUC Woen's Committee

Menopause in Work survey

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

Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff in Scotland - UNISON Survey 2017 UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey ...
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SCOTTISH WOMEN’S CONFERENCE / AGM – SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 2015, DISCOVERY POINT, DUNDEE

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