Conference restates UNISON’s campaign for abortion rights

‘The fact that abortion is still a criminal offence in this country has to change’

UNISON urges better protection for domestic abuse victims

‘We need to do all we can to make domestic abuse history’, women’s conference is told

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Celebrating working women: UNISON prepares for IWD 2023

The union will celebrate International Women’s Day with an event in Glasgow in March 2023

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World cup: Women prepare for increased domestic abuse

With the World Cup now underway, UNISON has published new guidance on how workplaces can support survivors of domestic abuse

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Blog: The EU law bill – a Halloween nightmare from Downing Street

A bonfire of employment rights might thrill right-wing ideologues, but it would be a nightmare for workers – and particularly working women

Blog: Why attacks on legal abortion are a trade union matter

A leaked opinion from the US supreme court has suggested that abortion there could be severely limited. Anne McVicker, chair of national women’s committee, and Liz Wheatley, chair of the international committee, explain why this matters to UNISON

Low pay, high impact

Some of UNISON’s lowest-paid women members are representing the needs of fellow workers from different levels of the union’s leadership

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UK government includes workplaces in abuse advice

Move comes after years of campaigning and lobbying by UNISON, arguing that home and workplace cannot be easily separated in domestic abuse situations

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UNISON celebrates Domestic Abuse Bill passing into law

Abuse survivors will have new workplace protections as a direct result of work by UNISON

From Cardiff to Chad: a neonatal nurse’s extraordinary career

Angela Gorman recalls the inspiration for a charity that has saved the lives of thousands of pregnant women in Africa

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Taking the reins of power

With Kamala Harris making history as America’s first female vice-president, Amanda Kendal reflects on the value of having women in positions of authority

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Blog: a long way to go on equal pay

On the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea looks at the fight we still face

Going beyond the law: sexual harassment guidance launched

‘Sexual harassment is against the law, but the law doesn’t stop it happening‘

Fighting against NHS fees for pregnant migrant women

For pregnant women, the “hostile environment for migrants” is degrading and forces health workers to act foremost as border control and debt collectors instead of healthcare providers

Christmas and sexual harassment – the dark side of the office party

What should be a celebration with colleagues can too often turn into an ordeal of innuendo, harassment and even assault

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