Last year’s branch of the year receive their gong

Nominations open for One Weekend awards

UNISON Eastern’s One Weekend hosts our annual branch and activist award, a celebration of the fantastic work that goes on in the region. Of course anyone giving up their time and energy to make life better for their colleagues is an award-winner, but we like to pay a special tribute to the branches and activists […]

Eleesha with her award

Inspiring Eleesha is Eastern young activist of the year

Eleesha Kyriazis was “completely taken aback” when she heard she’d won the award as Young Activist of the Year at the 2023 UNISON Eastern One Weekend. “I had no idea I had even been nominated until a few days before and even that was a massive shock,” she tells us. “It’s quite heart-warming to be […]

East of England librarian recognised as a ‘local service champion’

A Norwich librarian has gained national recognition for her exceptional work in delivering council services, UNISON has announced today. Jo Foster-Murdoch is one of two runners-up for the union’s local service champions awards, which celebrate the incredible difference council staff make to the lives of people in their area. Jo was chosen for the support […]

‘Nothing is gonna change unless you get involved’ – how to tackle racism in the workplace

As we celebrate Year of the Black Worker, it’s fitting that the One Weekend equalities gong should go to someone who’s done an enormous to combat racism in her workplace and contributed so heavily to UNISON Eastern’s work for racial equality. Josette Kennington has helped revolutionise anti-racism at Cambridgeshire County Council. She’s been active in […]

Chris Swain on the left receives his award from branch comms officer James Chrisp

Environment Agency reps shines at One Weekend

We speak to Chris Swain about becoming UNISON Eastern’s Activist of the Year

Three cheers for the branches and activists that make UNISON Eastern great

Meet the award winners from the UNISON Eastern One Weekend

New reps sit round a table and discuss their training course

Meet the people that make UNISON what it is

Without UNISON reps, there wouldn’t be a UNISON. Reps are the face of the union in the workplace and the first port of call when our members get in trouble. These volunteers make an immeasurable contribution to our union, often going far beyond the facility time available to make our public services better places to […]

Inspirational activists and branches awarded at One UNISON Weekend

The One UNISON Weekend isn’t just corking courses or wondrous workshops, it’s also our annual celebration of the activists who make UNISON Eastern region great. Every year we dish out awards recognising those branches and activists who have gone the extra mile for public service workers. All nominations were fiercely debated by the region’s finance, […]