Heart of the union

Unite London & Eastern region is a mighty force within the labour movement.  With more than 300,000 members, half of Unite's black, Asian and ethnic minority members and a higher-than-average proportion of women members, this region reflects the wonderfully diverse population of this part of the country.

For us, our members come first. Through organising, we seek to protect, encourage and enrich the lives of our members. In their name, we go out into the world and campaign for what is in the best interests of working people.

In the current challenging times with austerity, crisis in the NHS, political and social uncertainty at home and abroad, this union seeks to provide a voice for those too often forgotten or passed over by the establishment. Consequently, Unite London & Eastern is growing. Workers join us daily, as our officers, organisers and activists go out into the workplace to explain the ethos and the power behind the country’s largest trade union. And make no mistake - we negotiate hard. And if our members want it, we ballot, we strike and we win. 

In the age of globalisation, where corporations have increased wealth and resources, workers need to be able to call on a trade union with the strategy, the influence and the clout to protect their interests.

Our membership at Unite London & Eastern covers Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, as well as the capital. We’re a proud, progressive region - active, inclusive and campaigning. I’m proud of our thousands of activists and the work they do, day in, day out, for our membership - but there is always room for more!

Come join us.

Peter Kavanagh, Unite London & Eastern regional secretary

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