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

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 […]

Speaking out about sexual harassment

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

‘I wasn’t sure what was going on. I was struggling to concentrate and work was getting too much’

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. Because it’s a work issue

World Menopause Day

The menopause is a workplace issue which means that it is a UNISON issue. Ahead of World Menopause Day on Friday 18th October, UNISON’s equalities team have launched their campaign on the menopause.

Standing against sexual harassment

UNISON publicly responds to government consultation on workplace sexual harassment

Glasgow women mark victory in equal pay fight with rally at Glasgow City Chambers

‘We won’ – Glasgow women celebrate equal pay

City Chambers rally greets council’s ratification of £548m deal to compensate for years of unequal pay

UNISON balloon and flag on the 23 October Glasgow equal pay march

Glasgow equal pay talks resume after successful strike

‘The dedication to the cause of UNISON members has been incredible, and it’s been matched by the incredible strength shown by those taking action’.

Glasgow: strikers speak out

‘The women are standing up,’ say Glasgow equal pay claimants on eve of strike

European unions call for solidarity with Glasgow women

Equal pay victory ‘would be an inspiration to millions of other women fighting for better pay’.

Thousands of Glasgow women set to strike for equal pay

Around 8,000 school staff, nursery workers, care workers, caterers and cleaners – the majority of them UNISON members – will walk out on 23 and 24 October in the largest equal pay strike since the Equal Pay Act was passed

UNISON equality survey – with prizes

Help us campaign for equality by filling in our survey – and maybe win a holiday for two at Croyde Bay Holiday Resort in north Devon

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

Glasgow women to march in their fight for equal pay

Suffragettes will lead Scottish demonstration in continuing struggle over grading system and equal pay

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’