UNISON North West is breaking the bias this International Women's Day

We are proud to mark and support International Women’s Day- a global campaign to highlight the inequalities and biases faced by women around the world. 💜✊

UNISON North West President Elaine Cotterell

The theme of International Women’s Day this year is #BreakTheBias to “recognise the work women are doing across the world to create a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination.”

UNISON North West Women’s Committee has adopted this theme for this year’s Women in UNISON Recognition Scheme Awards, which have been launched today to celebrate IWD. Please click on this link for more details and to nominate someone you believe deserves to be recognised.

Women’s Committee Chair Sharon Allen and Vice Chair Teresa Connolly have been striking the #BreakTheBias pose, whilst unpacking books for a new UNISON North West library dedicated to books about women’s history and strong radical women who have fought for equality. The library will be opening at the regional office at Arena Point, Manchester soon and will also showcase the shield engraved with the names of each year’s overall winner of the Women's Recognition Scheme Awards.

Meanwhile, UNISON Bolton have agreed a new menopause policy with Bolton Council. This will ensure that managers support women experiencing a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms as a result of the menopause.
“I am so pleased that we are launching this policy; it has been a long time in the making” says Christine Collins, UNISON Bolton Women’s Officer: “Over the years we have had members contacting us about issues they had in the workplace due to some of the symptoms menopause. Many were told to ‘get on with it’... it was one of the taboo subjects, no one talks about."
Great work Christine👏👏 Christine attended the UNISON NW Women in Leadership course. If you are interested in the Women in leadership course, please contact [email protected] 📧

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