vice chairs of the women's committee Deborah Yapicioz and Tania Earnshaw

UNISON women are breaking the bias and working for equality

Vice chairs of the union’s national women’s committee, Tania Earnshaw and Deborah Yapicioz reflect on the issues worth highlighting this International Women’s Day

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Women’s work is “undervalued, invisible and ignored”, says UNISON    

Christina McAnea says in speech to national women’s conference that battle continues for fair and equal pay

Women back call to build campaign against sexual harassment

Delegates hear that, after promising last July to introduce protections against harassment in the workplace, there has been no progress from the UK government

screenshot of Christina McAnea addressing women's conference

UNISON general secretary calls on men to stand ‘beside’ women

Christina McAnea addresses women’s conference and stresses the need for the union to be more representative of its million female members

Ministers need to get tough with employers over sexual harassment, says UNISON  

Christina McAnea will tell national women’s conference that new laws needed to tackle bosses who don’t protect staff

woman's hands holding empty purse

When the cupboard is bare: Impact of low pay revealed by conference

Delegates describe struggling to survive on a low income as being ‘on the hamster wheel of life’ and ‘trying to glue our families together with Pritt Stick and a pair of old shoelaces’

national women's committee vice chairs on the conference set

COVID-19 dominates as women share their pandemic experiences

‘And remembering to breathe’ – delegates detail the added burdens that the health crisis has placed on women workers

Black woman on a march with UNISON branding

UNISON women convene for annual conference

Opening debates see delegates discuss how to increase proportionality within the union, particularly for part-time women workers, who represent a large part of the membership