Local pay claims

30 November 2023


Whilst a large number of members working in Local Government, Health, Education and other sectors will be on terms and conditions negotiated at a national level, for thousands of UNISON members, the only path to fair pay is through local collective bargaining with their employer. This includes members working in hundreds of private companies, care […]

New stewards hybrid course

27 November – 1 December 2023

Chapter House, Cathedral Walk, Chelmsford CM1 1NX and online

This hybrid course is for all new UNISON stewards in the Eastern region. It introduces the role, details responsibilities and gives information about support and resources available and leads to ERA accreditation. There will be a mix of online and in-person sessions. What will the course help me to do? Understand the role of an […]

A logo for UNISON in Fire and Rescue

Fire and rescue at the crossroads

5 December 2023 12:30pm–1:30pm

Online via Teams

Fire and rescue services are under extreme pressure, years of underfunding have stretched staffing and resources to their limit. The government’s white paper could be the start of putting things right but instead it’s throwing up new problems. UNISON Eastern is bringing together green book workers from across fire and rescue to discuss the problems […]

How to be a good trans ally

13 December 2023 12:00pm–2:30pm


This short workshop has been written together with the LGBT+ national self-organised group and trans caucus and is for both UNISON activists and members. What will the workshop help me to do? Identify the role of a trans ally and why it’s needed, Explore UNISON’s definition of transgender, Explore what you can do to be […]

Regional disabled members committee annual general meeting

16 December 2023 10:30am–12:30pm

Online via Teams

All disabled UNISON members in the Eastern region are welcome to attend this online annual general meeting. It’s a great opportunity to network virtually and share common experiences as well as elect your committee members to represent the common issues affecting disabled people in society and the the workplace. We also elect members to other […]

Branch Education Coordinators

30 – 31 January 2024

Higdon House, Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7AR

This course is for Branch Education Coordinators and/or members of the branch education team. The course will also be useful to other branch officers wishing to use UNISON education and training resources as part of the branch development process. What will the course help me to do? Understand the role of education and training in […]

Members of the brigade visit a hospital where they hold a UNISON flag with a doctor

Cuba May Day Brigade

21 April – 3 May 2024


UNISON Eastern is sending two young members on the 2023 May Day Brigade to Cuba. This is a unique opportunity to experience the gains of the Cuban revolution first hand, meeting ordinary Cubans in their workplaces, communities and trade unions. The two Eastern young members will take part in the UNISON delegation, joining delegates from […]

One Weekend 2024

11 – 12 May 2024

Save the date! The jewel in the crown of UNISON Eastern activist education will return for 2024. We will be returning to Wyboston Lakes in Bedfordshire on 11-12 May. More details to follow soon.   Outcome