New Environment Agency offer means strike suspension and pay talks

Government finally gives green light to talk about pay

Flood defence works being carried out by the Environment Agency

Pay claim submitted on behalf of Environment Agency staff

‘We urge the EA to come to the negotiating table with an offer that seeks to deliver a real uplift for members that reverses the trend of recent years’

Flood defence works being carried out by the Environment Agency

Environment Agency staff set for out-of-hours ban

Workers will refuse to volunteer for on-call cover outside contracted hours from this weekend until 19 September, in continuing action over pay

Jon Richards opens UNISONs annual Water Energy and Transport conference in Liverpool 2023

Water, environment and transport conference held in Liverpool

Environment Agency pay was high on the agenda, following the recent dispute and the government’s pay offer

Logo of the UK Civil Service

UNISON writes to civil service boss for clarity over pay offer

General secretary expresses disappointment that the union was not told of a proposed one-off, unconsolidated payment and calls for a pay meeting

UNISON Fair Pay in The Environment Agency Image

EA workers renew strike mandate

For the second time in this dispute over the 2022/23 pay offer, members at the agency voted to take industrial action

Environment agency workers to walk out for four more days, says UNISON

The government needs a properly staffed Environment Agency if natural habitats and water sources are to be protected.

UNISON and Prospect unite on the picket lines outside the Environment Agency on Marsham Street, London SW1.

Environment agency workers begin fresh wave of industrial action

UNISON members working at the agency have seen pay fall since 2011, meaning that staff effectively work one day a week for free

UNISON and Prospect unite on the picket lines outside the Environment Agency on Marsham Street, London SW1.

Recap: Second day of EA strikes

Environment Agency workers started a 12-hour strike at 7am on Wednesday, alongside their Prospect colleagues. Here’s some of the action

Charan Sekhon collects his MBE from King Charles at Windsor Castle

Environment Agency officer and ‘volunteering legend’ receives MBE

Charan Sekhon, a UNISON branch welfare and equalities officer, received the award for over two decades of charitable works

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.
parliamentarians attend a roundtable event at Westminster to discuss issues affecting the Environment agency and its staff

The growing importance of the EA

Marking 70 years since the worst environmental disaster in modern UK history, parliamentarians gathered to discuss the issues facing the Environment Agency

Unions join forces for Environment Agency strike next week 

UNISON and Prospect walk out on 8 February

UNISON General Secretary, Christina McAnea, visits striking workers at the Thames Barrier.

Recap: Striking for fair pay in the Environment Agency

See some of the highlights from EA strikes across the country on Wednesday, including Christina McAnea’s visit to strikers at the Thames Barrier

Ministers must invest in Environment Agency staff or communities will be at long-term risk

Staff stage historic first strike over pay

Portrait of Christina McAnea

Blog: Standing with our members at the Environment Agency

UNISON members working for the Environment Agency are striking this week after seeing their pay fall by 20% since 2010