Severn Trent Water

Due to the large geographical area of Severn Trent Water,  most GMB members are from the Birmingham & West Midlands Region or the Midlands & East Coast Region.  However, we have over 100 members who belong to Yorkshire & North Derbyshire Region.

Most members are based at Bamford, Buxton, Worksop, Ogston, Homesford, Hady and Derby. We are engaged in water treatment, distribution and sewage treatment with lesser numbers in administration and management. We are all part of  Chesterfield Number 1 Branch.  Our full-time officer is Jon Smith from the Chesterfield Office.

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We have a Partnership Agreement with the company, full bargaining recognition, and work jointly with our colleagues from other GMB regions, Unison and Unite in securing a better and safer working life for all our members. If you are not already a trade union member; why not join us to secure and improve your future, and our collective future, and also to provide protection for when working life doesn’t go too well?

How To Join

Download a copy of the form below or click here to join online.

Application Form.pdf

Pay Claim 2020

After difficult negotiations, and noting the change in the economic climate caused by Covid-19, trade unions agreed to accept a 3-year pay settlement of 2.3% each year for 2020 to 2022. This was accepted after a membership consultative survey. The increase will be applied from each July.

Future Challenges

Water industry investment and regulation operate on a 5-year cycle and the current period commenced in April 2020. Regulation of the water industry is increasing with the aim of better service and value for customers. Severn Trent remains one of a few water companies to be still quoted on the Stock Exchange. The nationalisation debate has receded for now which mean that there remains a risk of a successful take-over bid by foreign buyers and/or private equity - as has happened to Thames, Anglian, Yorkshire and others. This restricts investment, loads-up with debt, exports profits and is the driver behind the nationalisation debate.
Meanwhile, employees continue to be pushed to work more efficiently, have more tasks to complete and are electronically monitored more. After many years of falling numbers of lost time accidents, this is now flat-lining and mental health absence is increasing. Disciplinary rules are strictly enforced. 
A growing and united GMB membership is the best way to meet future challenges. If you are not already a member, please see the web-link above or contact GMB for a membership form 0345 337 7777.

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