‘Empowering women is what this union does’

UNISON’s Empowering Women – Live! online event begins with speeches from general secretary Christina McAnea and deputy leader of the Labour Party Angela Rayner

Torso of a pregnant woman, with hands supporting belly

Blog: the plight of pregnant workers in the age of COVID

Julia O’Connell, the vice chair of UNISON’s national women’s committee, explains what’s it like to be pregnant – and working – during COVID-19

President stresses UNISON’s myth-busting role

Josie Bird tells conference the union must continue to grow, to provide even stronger opposition to the government

McAnea issues defiant message to Johnson’s Tories

Assistant general secretary sets out the scale of the challenge, but tells women’s conference that UNISON is in shape to meet it

Prentis shares the ❤ with UNISON’s women

General secretary praises the union’s ‘special’ women as he says UNISON ‘will not abandon our fight’

UNISON women steady themselves for the fight

Women’s conference tackles a raft of business, with the general election result as a common thread

Support pregnant UNISON members in casualised work

Union reps: take 10 minutes to fill in our survey

Speaking out about sexual harassment

“People are often coerced into signing NDAs without realising that this may prevent them from talking about sexual harassment”

Fighting sexual harassment and standing up for disabled workers

The final debates at national conference witnessed passionate debates on sexual harassment in the workplace and raising the profile of disabled members

‘Keep going and never accept any limitations’

UNISON women’s conference hears inspiring speech from Rosena Allin-Khan, NHS doctor and MP

Women back campaign to give LGBT group the plus factor

Delegates hear that proposed rule change will ensure that UNISON’s LGBT group is fully inclusive

‘We’re still standing’

Dave Prentis tells women’s conference that UNISON is ‘the women’s union’

Union is key in fighting sexual harassment

Debates suggest a range of approaches to tackling the problem, including education for employers and promoting a scheme to help women if they’re feeling unsafe

Safety and pensions up front as women’s conference opens

First day of debate sees elegates discuss health and safety for women, plus the plight of the Waspi generation

President tells women’s conference: unions make lives better

Gordon McKay urges activists to continue the fight against Conservative policies that knowingly hurt working people