Extra funding for flood defences welcome but don’t forget staff on the ground, says UNISON

Welcoming the Chancellor’s decision to increase tax insurance to pay for flood defences, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “More funding for flood defences should help save people the pain of washed out homes and businesses. “During the recent storms, when flood defences were breached and rivers burst their banks, at times there weren’t enough staff on the ground or in incident rooms making sure people were rescued and defences mended. “Ministers must use some of this money to reverse the staffing cuts that have seen Environment Agency struggle to cope during serious flooding. “With climate change making our weather more unpredictable it’s the right time to invest in both staff and flood defences.” The article Extra funding for flood defences welcome but don’t forget staff on the ground, says UNISON first appeared on the UNISON site.
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