UNISON supports more than 17,000 members working in water companies, the Environment Agency, passenger transport executives, bus companies, the Canal and River Trust, and regional and local airports.
Around half of these members work in frontline customer service jobs and the remainder in infrastructure, technical, scientific and maintenance roles.
UNISON is the leading union in the utilities and works closely with a large number of groups including the consumer council for water, all party parliamentary water group and the campaign for better transport to improve the working lives of members and the services provided to our communities. Recent campaigns have included campaigning against staff cuts in the Environment Agency. In the South East Region members are represented regionally by the Business and Environment Committee which organises an annual programme of regular meeting, training, campaigns, seminars and communications.