The government needs a properly staffed Environment Agency if natural habitats and water sources are to be protected.
UNISON members working at the agency have seen pay fall since 2011, meaning that staff effectively work one day a week for free
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 employees begin to ramp up their dispute over pay today (Tuesday) as they begin a further period of industrial action, including a 12-hour strike, says UNISON. The union is urging the government to stop ignoring the Environment Agency’s “invisible workforce” and begin talks to increase the woeful wages of staff. Poor […]
UNISON and Prospect to walk out on 8 February 2023
On 18 January 2023, Environment Agency workers across the South East took strike action over pay for the first time in their history.
Workers who protect communities from floods, water pollution, spills and waste fires will walk out on Wednesday 18 January
The cost-of-living crisis has reached a point where the lowest paid are truly struggling to make ends meet
Workers overwhelmingly back action over pay
Staff voted to reject a pay offer of 2% and an additional £345
Rejection in the consultative ballot makes clear that ‘now is the time for the agency to step up and make the case for an increased pay 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
Negotiations with the Agency over 2021 have been conducted by the 4 recognised trade unions, UNISON, Prospect, GMB and Unite and we are now balloting you on whether you want to accept the offer that has been made. The Agency offer this year is delivering the pay freeze that the UK Government has announced for […]
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 […]