Recap: Environment Agency workers take second day of strike action over pay

Environment Agency workers started a 12-hour strike at 7am on Wednesday 8 February, alongside their Prospect colleagues. Here’s some of the action

Thousands of environment agency workers from across the country took strike action over pay on Wednesday 8 February. This followed historic strike action on 18 January by the same workers – the first strike over pay in the history of the Environment Agency.

Joining the action were hundreds of UNISON members from across the South East in Canterbury, Worthing and Romsey – among others.

UNISON’s head of environment, Donna Rowe-Merriman, said: “EA members will not be ignored on the issue of pay any longer. They have taken strike action to ensure their issues are recognised by the public – and by their employer.

“Our members will not be pushed from pillar to post – they want action from this government to resolve pay, now, for their families and to prevent more staff from leaving the agency.

“The onus lies with the chancellor – to allow the agency to engage fully with the EA trade unions to seek a resolution for the 2022/23 pay round, and to ensure that a robust process is in place for 2023/24 pay discussions.”

Find out more about the action taken across the country