Heart of the union

Unite London & Eastern region is a mighty force within the labour movement.  With more than 310,000 members, half of the entire union’s black, Asian and ethnic minority members and a higher-than-average proportion of women members, this region reflects the wonderfully diverse population of the capital and beyond. If we were a stand-alone union, we’d be the fourth largest in the country.

For us, our members come first. Everything we do at Unite London & Eastern is about putting the interests and the concerns of our members at the forefront of the workplace. We seek to serve, protect, encourage and enrich the lives of our members. In their name, we go out into the world and campaign for what is in their best interests.

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 staff go out into the workplace to explain the ethics 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 broad shoulders and the muscle to match. 

Our membership at Unite London & Eastern covers East Anglia, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, as well as the capital. We’re a proud, progressive union - active, inclusive and campaigning. I’m proud to say, we are what a trade union is meant to be. 

Come join us.

Peter Kavanagh, Unite London & Eastern regional secretary

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