A UNISON band on the march

We’re in a fight for our future in 2024

In a New Year message, regional secretary Tim Roberts says this year could be make or break for public service workers

Fabia out leafletting

‘I want to be able to use my voice to make politicians understand’

First-time lobbyist Fabia Pollard is eager to get out and tell MPs why she’s demanding better

Joe Nemeth

‘They’re only gonna listen if we get out and tell them’

Next month hundreds of trade unionists will descend on Westminster to demand better from politicians, lobbying MPs as part of the TUC’s campaign for a real living wage, trade union rights and an economy that works for all of us. Care worker Joe Nemeth will be making the journey from Essex to Parliament because he’s […]

Next week’s budget could be a turning point for our country

If Rishi Sunak puts workers first on Wednesday he could turn Britain’s fortunes around

New TUC research shows a national care system is needed fast

New TUC research showing that seven in 10 councils in the East of England are spending less per capita on adult social care than 2010 shows we “can’t wait any longer” for a national care system, UNISON Eastern says today. The TUC report, Fixing Social Care shows that overall social care spending per head across […]

Colchester Institute signs up to Dying to Work charter

Colchester Institute has signed a voluntary charter, making a commitment to employees to ensure that they are protected if diagnosed with a terminal illness. UNISON rep Marisa Baker joined Colchester Institute Principal and Chief Executive Alison Andreas and University and College Union branch secretary John Pullen-Appleby to sign the TUC’s Dying to Worker charter at […]

Colchester Council signs up to support terminally ill workers

UNISON reps signed a landmark agreement to support terminally ill workers with Colchester Borough Council last night. The TUC’s Dying to Work charter commits the council to giving staff adequate employment protection and support at work following a terminal diagnosis. “This is brilliant news for council workers,” said UNISON branch secretary Georgia Norton after the […]

Darren Barber – top organiser

Regional convenor honoured at TUC congress in Brighton

The right to strike is under threat. Here’s a quick video explaining why…

In a nutshell, the government’s Trade Union Bill would mean: employers were able to use agency temps to replace striking workers restrictions on pickets and protests that threaten freedom of speech attacks on union reps in the public sector more unnecessary red tape, tying up unions. Taken together, these will undermine our basic right to […]