Regional statement

UNISON can proudly claim to be the leading union in the East Midlands Region. Our record is second to none in defending public services, representing members, negotiating with employers, promoting workplace learning, campaigning for equalities and opposing the far right.

Our priority in the region is to build strong workplace organisation that listens to and engages with members on the things that matter to them – whether that is job security, pensions or defending  services from cuts or the threat of privatisation.

Our success is wholly due to the energy and commitment of lay activists and branch officers who work in partnership with full time staff in the region.

Our public services are the bedrock of a civilised society. They are under attack from a government that wants public service workers and vulnerable service users to pay for the reckless actions of greedy bankers. UNISON is at its very best when we all pull together.

I am proud to be part of such a vibrant organisation.

Helen Black, regional secretary