The suffragette spirit

A member of the world’s most famous feminist family, Helen Pankhurst talks about feminism, her hopes for her children, and what men can do to help the movement

Conference votes to oppose the tax credits rape clause

UNISON’s women’s conference voted against the UK government’s decision to limit child tax credit to the first two children, and the so called ‘rape clause’

UNISON women vote to fight for refuges

Refuge services for survivors of domestic violence have been decimated by the public-sector funding cuts, UNISON’s women’s conference heard

Suffragette descendant addresses UNISON women

Dr Helen Pankhurst addresses UNISON women’s conference

Blog: Our union is a women’s union

Our union is the biggest and best in the country, because it’s unique. A union that did not put women first and fight discrimination wherever it is found would not be the union I know. It is up to all of us to work together in the years ahead, and build on the achievements of this great union, together.

The unique health challenges women face

UNISON’s women’s conference votes to support the ageing female workforce

Dave Prentis stands at rostrum addressing UNISON women's conference

‘I will be with you on the picket lines’ vows Dave Prentis

General secretary backs Birmingham strikers as he speaks to ‘the biggest gathering of women trade unionists in this country’

UNISON’s women’s conference opens in Liverpool

Speaking at the annual women’s conference in Liverpool today (Friday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “In recent months a lid has been lifted on a sordid and seedy world, one we hoped we’d left behind. A world where rich and powerful men see women as objects, play things, and pawns in their quest for control.”

photograph of unison women's conference debating STEM education

‘You can be a mother, daughter, sister and engineer if you wish’

UNISON’s women’s conference addresses the lack of women working in science, technology, engineering and maths

‘I see first-hand how lack of funding is harming the NHS’

UNISON president and hospital catering assistant Margaret McKee gives rousing speech to women’s conference

Women’s conference kicks off with a vote to boost organising

Women’s conference votes to take measures to ensure more low paid women can participate in the union