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

STUC backs WASPI campaign against pension cuts for millions of women

#stuc2017 The STUC has backed a campaign against Government pension cuts that have left millions of women’s retirement plans in ...
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Kate Ramsden

STUC backs Homeless Period campaign for ‘dignity and respect for all women’

#stuc2017 The STUC has backed the Homeless Period campaign to ensure tampons/towels are made available through homeless shelters by the ...
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Viv Thomson

Drop the 1% pay cap in the NHS

#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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Sally George

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

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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Viv Thomson

Conference slams pension change that left women’s retirement plans in chaos

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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Davena Rankin

Many roles, many barriers. Davena Rankin – first black chair of STUC Women’s Committee

#stucwomen16 UNISON's Davena Rankin is chairing this year's STUC Women's Conference. Here is her speech in full opening today's proceedings ...
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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