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.

Latest updates

Empowering and inspiring women – UNISON Women’s Conference

#uwomen20 Kate Ramsden gives an overview of Women’s Conference 2020 and also hears from two first time Scottish delegates, Alice ... Read More

Inspiring women inspiring women

#uwomen20 Women’s conference unanimously backed a call from Scotland to take a lead in telling women’s stories in order to ... Read More

Keeping conference right – the role of the National Women’s Standing Orders Committee

Scotland’s representative on the National Women’s Standing Orders Committee (SOC) Dianne O’Donnell, shares her experience in this busy role. This ... Read More

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Events and Publications

Better awareness and support for dementia

Jean Kilpatrick
#stucwomen18 Dementia disproportionately affects women and the STUC Women’s Committee will work with the other Equalities Committees to raise awareness ...
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Halt the roll out of Universal Credit

Alison English
#stucwomen18 STUC Women’s Conference slammed the impact of Universal Credit on the low paid and benefits claimants and backed UNISON’s ...
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Women in HE must be equally safe from gender based violence

June Maguire
#stucwomen18 STUC Women’s Conference pledged action to end gender based violence on university campuses. It will promote and build on ...
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End pay erosion in the public sector

Barbara Fulton
#stucwomen18  64% of low paid workers in Scotland are women and 40% work part-time, mainly in cleaning, caring, catering, clerical ...
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Women undervalued, socially, culturally, economically

Dr. Davena Rankin
#stucwomen18  UNISON’s Dr. Davena Rankin gave a fascinating presentation on the reasons why women’s work is underpaid and undervalued and ...
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Make sexual harassment a thing of the past

Helen Duddy
#stucwomen18 STUC Women’s Conference slammed the sexual harassment of women whether in the workplace, in schools, in wider society or ...
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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)

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