Tag Archives: women

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, the STUC Congress was told today. The TUC study, ‘Still just a bit of banter?’ shows 52% of all women and nearly two thirds of women between 18 and 24 have experienced sexual harassment at […]

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 […]

Festive cheer for Glasgow’s low paid women

Around ten thousand low paid women at Glasgow city council received a large helping of festive cheer from Scotland’s top judges today. The council was today refused permission by the Court of Session to appeal against the women’s equal pay victory earlier this year. After ten years of litigation, the claimants supported by UNISON and Action […]

‘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 […]

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 until 1st December 2017. The STUC women’s committee is interested in investigating how Scottish employers are responding to menopause in work and what the experiences of women in the workplace are. We would like you […]

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 of assaults to public sector workers based on Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to employers of UNISON members in the public sector since 2006. We ask employers to tell us the total number of assaults which […]

Low-paid women will welcome MSPs equality plan, says UNISON

UNISON Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s report on pay equality and says it gives hope to low-paid women. The report by the Economy and Fair Work Committee, published today (Monday), gives comprehensive and detailed recommendations to promote pay equality and tackle the enduring 16% pay gap between women and men. Recommendations include: • The […]

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 chaos. It will demand the government provides a full package of transitional arrangements for all women born on or after 6th April 1951 who have ‘unfairly borne the burden of the increase to the State […]

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 Government. It will also call on the Scottish Government to undertake a review on the affordability of feminine hygiene products in Scotland and introduce measures to address the inequality of access to sanitary products for […]