Women and trade unions

Women have always been central to trade unions and the fight for a better society. To celebrate International Women’s Day we’ve put together a timeline of some of their key achievements

Magazine, moving on the UNISON National site.

Women and trade unions

Women have always been central to trade unions and the fight for a better society. To celebrate International Women’s Day we’ve put together a timeline of some of their key achievements

I was petrified

Experience of a first-time speaker at UNISON’s national women’s conference

Article on the UNISON National site.

We will fight these battles together – and we’ll win

Understandably many of the UNISON members I speak to are scared, concerned or just plain appalled by the government’s assault on women. But I’m determined that no bill, cut or law will ever stop UNISON fighting for our members.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

‘Let’s focus on how we can protect girls from female genital mutilation’

Speaker from charity Forward urges UNISON members to fulfil their duty to protect women and girls from FGM

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Government cuts are denying women access to justice, says UNISON

Women are being hit hardest by government cuts and by changes that restrict access to justice, Dave Prentis tells women’s conference

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

‘A woman after every union woman’s heart’

Labour MP Naz Shah wins applause with the story of her own personal politics

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘I’m not a victim, I’m a survivor’

UNISON women’s conference applauds survivor’s tale of domestic violence

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘The real challenges’ of caring

Women share their experience as carers at Brighton conference

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Beach barbecues, feminist craft, prostitution talks and hula hooping…

Conventional and unconventional approaches to recruitment debated at women’s conference

Article, News on the UNISON National site.