Thousands of workers at Anglian Water are getting an inflation beating three per cent pay increase this year, meaning a typical worker at the water company is in line to get a £750 pay increase thanks to a trade union negotiated pay deal.

The workforce also secured a three per cent pay increase in 2018 meaning that over the course of two years a typical workers’ pay increased by around £1,500. The pay deal covers about 2,500 front line staff working for Anglian Water across the east of England.

Unite regional officer Adam Oakes said: “Thousands of workers across the east of England are getting an inflation beating increase this year on top of a significant pay increase last year. At a time of economic uncertainty it pays to have a trade union in the workplace negotiating pay.

“The deal makes a big difference to workers at Anglian Water by helping them to keep up with the rising cost of living. Unite’s representatives at the company have done a great job to have negotiated a good pay deal in difficult circumstances.”

Anglian Water treats waste water and supplies drinking water to parts of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Suffolk.

Anglian Water also provides drainage to the East of England and across other parts of the country.

On 17 April the UK government’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the latest retail price index (RPI) figure. It shows that prices are up 2.4 per cent from a year ago.


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  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.