Environment Agency Pay Campaign

Environment Agency Pay Campaign

UNISON EA members have accepted a pay offer for 2023/24

  • UNISON, alongside other Environment Agency trade unions, submitted the pay claim for 2023/24 on behalf of all EA staff.
  • UNISON strike action planned for 3-6 November 2023 was suspended, following agreement from Government Ministers to approve the EA’s Pay Flexibility Business Case (PFBC) and a commitment from the employer to engage in new pay talks on this basis.
  • A formal pay offer for 2023/24 was made in November which UNISON members have voted to accept, following a ballot which concluded on 12 December (full results below). The other EA trade unions have also voted to accept.
  • The pay award will be implemented in January 2024, and backdated to July 2023.


The results of the UNISON ballot of EA members on the pay offer, which was open from 23 November to 12 December 2023, were as follows:

  • Vote to accept the offer: 85%
  • Vote to reject the offer: 15%
  • Ballot turnout: 73%

Following acceptance of the offer, the pay award will be paid in January 2024 salaries and backdated to July 2023.


EA Trade Unions’ position and recommendation on the offer

A letter was sent to EA members setting out the trade unions’ position on the 2023/24 pay offer, along with a recommendation to members. The letter can be downloaded via the link below.


Pay Calculator

UNISON has produced an online calculator which can assist EA members with finding out what the key aspects of the 2023/24 pay offer means for them (based on EA salary grades).


Member webinars

UNISON runs webinars on a semi-regular basis for EA members to deliver the most recent updates, expand on recent developments, and to take questions directly from members.

When the next webinar in this series is scheduled, the details and info on how to register will be posted here.

General enquiries can be sent to the UNISON Water, Environment and Transport mailbox.

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