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March madness

While MPs got lost down the rabbit hole, UNISON and its members kept their focus on the many other problems afflicting Britain’s workers

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Will a shower of April wins help us flower in May?

Another busy month saw UNISON celebrating victories – and launching new campaigns

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Letter to Environment Agency members

A letter to members explaining the two questions on the ballot paper, and to sum up the background to the 2019 pay dispute.

Media on the UNISON South West site.

The union for you in the Environment Agency

UNISON – the union for you in the Environment Agency (A5 leaflet)

Media on the UNISON South West site.

Extra funding for flood defences welcome but don’t forget staff on the ground, says UNISON

Welcoming the Chancellor’s decision to increase tax insurance to pay for flood defences, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “More funding for flood defences should help save people the pain of washed out homes and businesses. “During the recent storms, when flood defences were breached and rivers burst their banks, at times there weren’t enough […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Keeping the floods at bay

The holiday season saw members across northern England and Scotland scramble to deal with floods. But flood defence is a year-round job

Magazine, News on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Why we’re balloting Environment Agency members on industrial action

That’s certainly the case for the vital workers in the Environment Agency. They have the vital roles of protecting towns and villages up and down the country from flooding […]

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Environment Agency Pay

Date
13 March – 30 May, 2019

UNISON is asking Environment Agency staff whether they would be prepared take industrial action to try to win a better wage rise than the 1.3% that’s been imposed on them. Since 2010 staff have faced a 20% real-terms pay cut. UNISON says staff working for the agency are understandably angry, especially as the increase is way […]

Campaign on the UNISON South West site.

Environment Agency workers balloted after real-terms pay cut imposed

Environment Agency workers are being balloted on industrial action after bosses imposed a miserly 1.3% pay deal. The government agency told staff it would force them to accept the below-inflation offer after UNISON members voted to reject it by an overwhelming 91%. With inflation running at 3.3%, the offer is in reality a 2% pay […]

News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Shadow minister praises UNISON’s work for a living wage water industry

WET conference vows to keep up the pressure to ensure “the living wage for all in the water industry”

Article on the UNISON National site.

‘No more cuts to the Environment Agency’

UNISON calls on government to maintain Aagency funding in wake of floods

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON members are working flat out

As wind and rain batters the north of England I want to pay tribute to our members

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Environment Agency staff vote on strike action over pay

The Environment Agency has refused to make a better offer – or even to reopen talks

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Environment Agency staff back industrial action over pay

Workers at the Environment Agency are to take industrial action after a below-inflation pay rise was forced on staff earlier this year, UNISON said today (Thursday). Staff overwhelmingly backed industrial action in their demand for a fairer offer than the 1.3% rise they were given back in January.  More than 85% of votes cast supported taking action, which includes stopping […]

Article, News, Press release on the UNISON South East site.

Environment Agency staff vote on strike action over pay

The threat of industrial action is looming at the Environment Agency after it decided to force a below inflation pay rise on its 10,000 staff earlier this year.

News on the UNISON South West site.