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’

Springing a leak

UNISON members explain the crisis that has engulfed Thames Water. Simon Jackson reports

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old-fashioned tap with water running from it

UNISON demands Thames Water answers

Christina McAnea questions how the near financial collapse of Thames Water was allowed to happen and calls for renationalisation of the water industry

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

Christina McAnea

Blog: I urge members to make sure they have their say on pay

Scottish health members, together with those working for the Environment Agency, both provide vital services, which need to be properly funded

Man in high vis jacket on a roof

UNISON recommends that EA members reject ‘insulting’ offer

The offer of 2%, plus a lump sum, comes after decades of falling pay at the Environment Agency, with attacks on terms and conditions

Christina Mcanea, Maggie Jones and Ruth Davies

WET conference tackles fair pay and protecting our environment

Delegates hear speeches from Christina McAnea and Labour peer Maggie Jones before busy schedule of debates

black and white picture of rain falling

Environment Agency unions seek meeting on ‘indefensible’ pay offer

Real terms pay cut ‘will be a source of national embarrassment’ to the nation as it attempts to battle climate change

old-fashioned tap with water running from it

Water regulation needs to be properly resourced, says UNISON

Process must also be independent, says the union, in the wake of the massive fine handed to Southern Water for deliberate acts of pollution

Ruth Davies, WET chair, addressing the 2021 virtual conference

WET conference stresses the importance of health and safety

Delegates hear how people join the union because of what it does on keeping workplaces and workers safe

Green UNISON logo with a graphic tree

Join UNISON for a series of green events

Help build the union’s campaign on greening our public services

Here comes summer!

June was another busy month for the union – more victories for our members, and conferences in Liverpool

a lit gas ring

Centrica urged to talk about pension proposals

UNISON members won’t accept Centrica proposals to work longer, pay more and get less

photograph of WET conference in session

A changing work environment

Safety, new working practices and the increased use of technology were high on the agenda of the UNISON water, environment and transport conference in Brighton.

Flood defence works being carried out by the Environment Agency

UNISON members’ work on flood prevention and relief recognised

New Year Honours list includes MBEs for members working for the Environment Agency to protect the country from floods