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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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

Drop the 1% pay cap in the NHS

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

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

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

Davena Rankin
#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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Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2016

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Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff - UNISON Scotland Survey 2016 Since 2006, UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual ...
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Changes to state pension hit women hardest

Elizabeth Rankin
#uNDC16 The new single tier pension introduced in April is discriminatory towards women as most cannot accrue the same pension ...
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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)

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