Strike action looms over ‘derisory’ Environment Agency pay offer

Unions are set to consult Environment Agency (EA) staff on possible strike action over pay, after objecting to a proposed pay deal set to be imposed on workers in the new year

Environment Agency officer
The unions are against the proposed 1.3% pay rise but this figure is disputed by the agency

Unions are set to consult Environment Agency (EA) staff on possible strike action over pay, after objecting to a proposed pay deal set to be imposed on workers in the new year.

In a statement, UNISON, Prospect and GMB said that the pay rise had been rejected “overwhelmingly” by staff belonging to the unions on 11 December. The statement said that the pay rise is below the rate of inflation. The unions said that the pay rise represented an average increase of 1.3%, but this is disputed by the agency.

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