Key issues


UNISON supports more than 17,000 members working in water companies, the Environment Agency, passenger transport executives, bus companies, British Waterways, and regional and local airports.

Around half of these members work in frontline customer service jobs and the remainder in infrastructure, technical, scientific and maintenance roles.


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Cuts at the Environment Agency

The Environment Agency has been cut and cut again by government, but the costs could be huge for people and our environment. The recent floods were just one example of that, but there is so much more at risk

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Water ownership

There are 21 private water companies operating in England. Many are owned by banks, private equity firms or foreign investment funds. Find out how this affects your water bill and water services, and why UNISON is arguing for a new model of ownership.

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