‘Let’s focus on how we can protect girls from female genital mutilation’

Speaker from charity Forward urges UNISON members to fulfil their duty to protect women and girls from FGM

NHS staff feel, quite rightly, that they’re coming under constant attack

If the government comes for the unsocial hours payments that NHS staff have come to rely upon following years of pay austerity, we will be ready for them.

Government cuts are denying women access to justice, says UNISON

Women are being hit hardest by government cuts and by changes that restrict access to justice, Dave Prentis tells women’s conference

♡ UNISON: the union launched me on a learning journey

Louise Evans says the first step is the hardest, but the climb gets a little easier with each step you take

‘A woman after every union woman’s heart’

Labour MP Naz Shah wins applause with the story of her own personal politics

♡ UNISON: it’s helping me to help others

Jane Collier is an occupational therapist and branch education officer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital

UNISON condemns imposition of contract on junior doctors

Responding to the announcement today (Thursday) that the government is to impose a new contract on junior doctors, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “This is a cynical move by Jeremy Hunt and is a disaster for NHS industrial relations. It’s also proof that the government regards the views of hardworking NHS staff as worthless. […]

‘I’m not a victim, I’m a survivor’

UNISON women’s conference applauds survivor’s tale of domestic violence

Female police staff more likely to be bullied at work than male colleagues

More than two thirds (67 per cent) of female police staff say bullying is a problem at work, and almost three quarters (72 per cent) are not confident that their force will deal fairly with any complaints of bullying, according to a new UNISON survey released today (Friday). The survey of 1,000 police staff – to be […]

Women and trade unions

Women have always been central to trade unions and the fight for a better society. To celebrate #heartunions week and women’s conference we’ve put together a timeline of some of the key dates for women and the trade union movement

‘The real challenges’ of caring

Women share their experience as carers at Brighton conference

Beach barbecues, feminist craft, prostitution talks and hula hooping…

Conventional and unconventional approaches to recruitment debated at women’s conference

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University workers still not ‘all in it together’

UNISON condemns growing pay gap in higher education as new report shows thst senior managers’ pay grew by 3% last year

‘We have always overcome obstacles in our way’

UNISON president Wendy Nichols opens women’s conference in Brighton with call to action

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UNISON Scotland mounts day of action against austerity

Members across the country call on Edinburgh parliament to use its powers to protect and fund local services people rely on