Save Suffolk’s Services march and rally

8 June 2024 10:30am–1:00pm

Wolsey Theatre car park 5 Chapman Ln, Ipswich IP1 9SA

Suffolk County Council wants to make £65 million of cuts over the next two years, shedding 350 jobs. UNISON says our communities can’t take this and is leading the fight against the attacks on Suffolk’s services. Join the march and rally in Ipswich. Gather at the Wolsey Theatre from 10.30am before a march to the […]

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 2024 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 […]

Protect the right to strike march and rally

27 January 2024 12:00pm–2:00pm

Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham GL50 1UL

The TUC has called a national demonstration to defend the right to strike as the government brings in minimum service levels. Trade unionists from across the country will head to Cheltenham, marking 40 years since workers Thatcher sacked from Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) for refusing to abandon their trade union. GCHQ workers won their fight […]

International seminar 2023

10 November 2023 10:00am–12:00pm

Online via Teams

The ever-popular UNISON Eastern international seminar returns for 2023. Join us online to find out more about some of UNISON’s international campaigning and what’s going on around the world. Speakers Cuba Solidarity Campaign, Justice for Colombia, War on Want and Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Sign up! Please fill in the form below to receive the sign-up […]

Norfolk celebrates Year of Black Workers

28 October 2023 1:00pm–5:00pm

Norfolk County Social Club, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2DH

UNISON invites you to a special Black History Month event celebrating the legacy of the Grunwick strike. Grunwick saw a largely female Black workforce stand up to racist bullying managers in west London, attracting solidarity from their white fellow workers across Britain. Guest speakers will cover Grunwick and other examples of diverse working class struggle. […]

The Anti-Racism Charter: Sharing best practice

14 August 2023 12:00pm–1:00pm

UNISON Eastern brings together Black trade unionists and local  employers for a lunchtime webinar on implementing the Anti-Racism Charter. Whether you’re a senior employer or a UNISON member, this is a great chance to see how the Anti-Racism Charter can make a difference in your workplace. Speakers Stephen Moir, CEO of Cambridgeshire County Council Nicole […]

Postponed: Norwich North: meet your candidate

9 February 2023 6:00pm–8:00pm

Phoenix Centre, 132A Mile Cross Rd, Norwich

This event has now been postponed until Spring. — UNISON members in Norwich North are invited to an event with Alice Macdonald, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Norwich North. Alice is keen to meet with local UNISON members to hear your priorities and thoughts on the action needed to support workers in Norwich North. This will […]

People protest outside Suffolk County Council HQ in support of care workers

Stand up for social care: Suffolk demonstration

1 December 2022 12:00pm–1:00pm

Outside Endeavour House, Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX

Join UNISON to push Suffolk County Council to: Invest more in recruitment and retention of care staff, Halt the haemorrhaging of staff leaving the care sector, Ensure any underspend is dedicated to raising the level of staff in social care. This protest is part of UNISON Suffolk County’s You Care, We Care campaign. Outcome

Ipswich Demands Better

20 October 2022 7:00pm–9:00pm

Waterfront Building, University of Suffolk, IP4 1QJ

Don’t get angry – get organised. Join the Ipswich leg of the TUC’s Demand Better roadshow. What’s it all about? This meeting is organised by Ipswich and District trades council, supported by the TUC region that is responsible for the East of England. We will hear from very senior trade union speakers, including Paul Nowak, […]

Stand up for social care in Suffolk

19 May 2022 1:00pm–2:00pm

Join UNISON and put pressure on Suffolk County Council to: Pay at least the real living wage to all care workers, Secure full sick pay for care workers, Provide paid training and development opportunities for this sector. Bring your flags and whistles and lets show some support for your care workers in Suffolk! Speakers Sandy […]

Support an NHS pay rise

1 April 2022 9:30am–10:30am

Colchester Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester CO4 5JL

NHS staff should be getting their pay rise on 1 April. Instead, government delays mean the independent pay review board that makes recommendations on pay will not even report until May. Years of below-inflation increases have eroded the real value of pay. It took staff 111 days to get their 3% rise in 2021, by […]

REARRANGED DATE Preventing Sexual Harassment at Work – TUC Framework Briefing

28 March 2022 12:15pm–1:15pm

We are pleased to be joined by Nikki Pound, TUC Women’s Policy Officer, at this online briefing where she will take people through the elements of a new TUC resource toolkit around preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. Nikki is the TUC’s Women’s Policy Officer and has worked with the TUC for two and a […]

CANCELLED Tackling Bullying and Harassment at Work – virtual version

15 March 2022 8:30am–2:00pm

We are pleased to offer this online course for trained activist and representatives who would like to learn more about bullying and harassment in the workplace. What will the course help me to do? The aims of this course are to: Give participants an understanding of the issues of bullying and harassment at work. Encourage […]

NHS pay bus

7 – 22 July 2021

We’re hitting the road for an NHS pay rise! Join us and our NHS battle bus as travel to hospital sites across the Eastern region. Our timetable is below (apologies in advance for any delays!) so come and see us, grab some goodies and find out how you can get involved in winning a decent […]

An evening with Michael Rosen – value the NHS and its staff

26 May 2021 7:15pm–8:00pm

Poet and author Michael Rosen joins UNISON Eastern to discuss why NHS staff deserve a pay rise. Tell me more! Former children’s laureate Michael Rosen has written more than 100 books. He fell serious ill with Covid-19 during the first phase of the pandemic and was cared for in intensive care. He has paid tribute […]