old-fashioned tap with water running from it

Opinion: The water industry is a national scandal

Privatisation has meant failing water infrastructure, increased sewage spillages and reduced confidence in the safety of drinking water, while shareholders pocket billions

Female crew of eight in a rowing boat on the Thames

Opinion: Thames Water makes case for renationalisation … now!

When crews for the annual Boat Race are warned about levels of E.coli, and its own shareholders refuse to invest more in Thames Water, the case for public ownership is clear

old-fashioned tap with water running from it

UNISON calls on water regulator to protect customers and nature

After the water industry made headlines again this week, the union says it should be companies, not customers, footing the bill

Water firms should invest in services rather than shareholder payouts

Failing and polluting water companies are jeopardising water quality, killing wildlife and causing untold damage to the environment.

Hands under flowing water

Thames Water announces it is to consult on axing 300 jobs

UNISON argues the plans are short sighted and will have wide ranging consequences, and vows it will fight to protect jobs

old-fashioned tap with water running from it

Scottish Water staff to strike for four days in November

UNISON says the action will have serious implications for water and sewage services

Water contaminated with sewage and waste in a reservoir

UNISON condemns water firms’ attempt to increase household bills

The union reiterates its call for renationalisation, to ensure “value for taxpayers”

Government must bring the water companies back to public ownership, says UNISON

A short-term fix to bail out Thames Water won’t be enough.

From floods to food banks

Environment Agency staff take industrial action after seeing a 20% drop in pay over the last decade

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”

Making Waves for the Living Wage – the tide is turning in our favour

Today we’re launching a new campaign – “Making Waves for the Living Wage” calling on all UK the water industry to sign up as accredited Living Wage employers with the Living Wage Foundation.

‘No more cuts to the Environment Agency’

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

UNISON members are working flat out

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

United Utilities pensions closure plan rejected

Unions at North West utilities firm consider next steps after rejecting plans to close final salary scheme to all staff

Holding back the tide

UNISON members working at the Thames Barrier represent the ‘epitome’ of public service