Tag Archives: women

UNISON will organise for the participation of low paid women

Women make up 75% of our UNISON membership with many of them working in low paid jobs, yet the percentage in elected roles, despite our low paid women’s seats, in no way reflects this. Conference congratulated Eastern for prioritising low paid women in its organising strategy. It backed measures aimed at improving the participation of […]

UNISON Scotland Women’s Networking Day 2 June

UNISON is holding a Scottish Women’s Networking Day at Glasgow Caledonian University on Saturday 2 June 2018 from 10.30 am until 3.00 pm. The event is intended to bring together UNISON’s women members to share their experiences of providing public services during a period when the UK Government is continuing to underfund their delivery. The […]

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 […]

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 […]