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.
Our electricity industry members range from clerical and administrative staff through to senior managers. Many work in call centres and in billing and data processing, facilities and human resources, among others.
Since privatisation, UNISON’s support for people working in the electricity industry covers members working for a variety of companies, many of which have moved into new areas such as water and telecommunications.
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 and campaigning for a more sustainable future with affordable energy for all sections of society.
In the Greater London Region members are represented regionally by the Water, Environment, Energy & Transport (WEET) Committee which organises an annual programme of regular meeting, training, campaigns, seminars and communications.