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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Every single day, this is what UNISON does for women

With more than a million women members, UNISON is always loud and proud for women’s rights at work. Here are just a couple of our recent wins

Blog: We’re not martyrs, we’re fighting for change

This International Women’s Day we’ll all be ‘choosing to challenge’ – just as we always do in UNISON

‘If you work with people, you work with victims of domestic abuse’

UNISON hosted a panel event on empowering victims and survivors of domestic abuse in the workplace, with speakers including MP Jess Phillips

UNISON wins workplace protection for domestic abuse victims

New domestic abuse protection orders will help to prevent abusive partners coming to victims’ workplaces

TUC survey reveals 71% of working mothers denied furlough

Working parents – particularly mothers – are in an impossible situation this lockdown. UNISON is calling for paid parental leave to support them

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COVID reverses progress on financial equality

“When the country starts to count the cost of the pandemic, we can’t allow the burden to fall on women – again”

Homeworking versus the office – what do members think?

The COVID-19 crisis has promoted ‘working from home’ to unprecedented levels. But whether that’s a good, great or terrible thing depends who you’re speaking to

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When homeworking versus the office isn’t a straightforward choice

The results from UNISON’s annual equalities survey are in, and after 8,825 responses including from Black, disabled, women and LGBT+ members, one of the most contentious topics is working from home

UNISON equality survey 2020 – tell us about your experiences during the pandemic

Tell us about your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic – and join the prize draw for shopping vouchers

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Labour takes forward UNISON domestic abuse amendments

MP Jess Phillips has taken on board UNISON amendments to help protect those who have suffered domestic abuse

COVID-19: Black and female workers on the frontline

Inequalities emerging through the pandemic are chilling evidence to support UNISON’s demands on workplace rights and decent public services.  We need them now

Christmas and sexual harassment – stories from 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

Menopause is a work issue

As the union of over a million women, and with nearly 8 out of 10 menopausal women in work, UNISON is raising awareness and understanding of the menopause

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Labour plans will transform working lives of women

Commenting on Labour’s proposals to improve the workplace for women, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Thursday): “Balancing work with caring for children or elderly parents and running a home can be a struggle for many women. “Good employers know that paying women fairly, offering them generous maternity leave and pay packages, along with flexible […]