Women Members

Your Branch Women’s Officer is: Tess Daillant

More than two thirds of UNISON members are women.

UNISON’s 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.

As a member of UNISON, you have the support and guidance of thousands of other women members, who face the same workplace challenges as you. If you encounter issues such as the gender pay gap or denial of your maternity rights, UNISON can help you with practical information, support and legal advice.

Speak to your representative if you would like to find out more about getting involved.

Women’s role in UNISON

Our women members’ role is much wider than campaigning for equality and against harassment.

Becoming a member means that you encourage and organise activity in every aspect of the workplace. As the majority of members, and the majority of the workforce in the public sector, women form the largest voice in UNISON and lead the organisation in nearly every activity.

Find out how you can join UNISON and improve conditions for women in your community and workplace.

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

Women’s isses

Women members are at the forefront of many of our most important campaigns. UNISON’s women members have successfully negotiated on issues such as domestic abuse, equal pay and maternity rights.

Getting involved in women’s issues

The national women’s conference is held every year in mid-February, and brings together around 650 women for a series of seminars, meetings, workshops, debates and guest speakers.

The topics debated are wide-ranging and have a massive impact on the direction of UNISON. They include:

  • women’s health;
  • women united against fascism;
  • surrogacy and IVF treatment;
  • the portrayal of women in the media.

The Queen’s Speech has ignored the nation’s concerns, says UNISON

 

Commenting on today’s Queen’s Speech, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Ministers are living in a parallel universe. Years of harsh spending cuts have caused huge damage to public services across the country. 

“People have had enough of austerity, and want proper investment in schools, hospitals, police forces and local services. Yet there was none of this in the Queen’s Speech.

“Nor was there anything about pay. Nurses, teaching assistants, council workers, care staff and other public sector employees should be rewarded for their hard work with a long overdue wage rise. The pay cap has left them extremely hard up and must go.” 


Read Ahead challenge

Reading ahead challenge

Do you like a challenge? “read Ahead 6 things” begins late in the year, It doesn’t have to be a whole book, a magazine article also counts!

 Our NUH Library is  based at the City Campus.

Look out for posers & information

For any more information contact Linda Press Unison U.L.R Officer

email: linda.press@nuh.nhs.uk

or http://readingagency.org,uk

This is for all members and none members who works for the NUH


Pro-Choice

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Protest against Trump state visit

  1. Introduction

This briefing note gives information regarding a proposed ‘Anti Trump Protest March’ through Nottingham City Centre on Monday 20th February, at 17:30 hours. A crowd of approximately 1000 people will participate.

                                  

  1. Background

  This is part of a national march organised in Nottingham, by Nottingham People’s Assembly supported by the Nottingham National Union of Teachers, Nottingham Stand up to Racism, Nottingham Stop the War and East Midlands CND.

 

See link below via Facebook – events in Nottingham

 

https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/1816514718589865/

 

Excerpt from Facebook page :–

 

‘’On 20 February, Parliament will debate whether Trump is allowed to make an official state visit to the UK. Theresa May has invited him, but since then nearly 2 million have signed a petition saying Trump isn’t welcome here. Let’s #standuptoTrump – no to Islamophobia, no to racism, no to sexism.

 

We will march from the Forest Recreation ground – meeting near the Homemade Cafe from 5.30 – to the Market Square.’’

 

  1. Proposals

The march will commence at the Forest Recreation Ground at 17:30. The route will be:

Forest Recreation Ground – Mansfield Road – Milton Street – Upper Parliament Street to Speakers Corner in the Market Square.

 

  1. Operational Planning

An action plan will be devised to mitigate the effects on the Public Highway at 17:30 on Monday 20th February 2017.

Nottinghamshire Police have been advised by telephone and email

Traffic Control Centre – will be monitoring the traffic signals along this route. Information will be sent via communications such as Twitter on Monday morning to gives drivers time to reroute the journey home if necessary. Contact Steve O’Sullivan on 0115 8765254

The Press Office and Councillors will be informed.