Labour Research May 2012

Union news

Women in unions

Almost half of unions now have women members proportionately represented on their national executives, according to a report from the southern and eastern region of the TUC (SERTUC).

Swimming against the tide: SERTUC’s ninth survey of equality in trade unions, found that national committees are more or less representative of their women’s voice in 12 out of 26 unions covered.

The report looks at the extent to which unions are representing the diversity of their membership based on gender, race, disability, sexual orientation and age, and at initiatives to improve this.