UNISON East Midlands women’s member group (known as a self-organised group) campaigns for equality in the workplace and for improvements to women’s rights in the workplace and in the wider community.
It also supports campaigns aimed at improving women’s lives – for example, to change the law to protect women experiencing domestic violence, or to raise awareness of health issues which mainly affect women.
Proportionality for women
UNISON is committed to proportionality and fair representation of women at every level of the organisation. We take positive action to encourage women to be active within UNISON. This means:
- fair election processes for committees, right up to national level
- seats reserved for women (including low-paid women) to ensure their voices are heard
- training and education targeted specifically at women
- childcare and support for mothers and those with dependants