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Prospect calls for tighter regulation of drones

On behalf of 5,000 members working in aviation safety, Prospect has today highlighted the risks of the increasing use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones.
Plane in sky near air traffic control tower

Museum’s planning application ignores concerns of experts

Prospect has expressed disappointment at the Natural History Museum’s decision to submit a planning application for a multi-million-pound facelift for the institution, in the face of opposition from more than 37,000 people who signed an online petition.
Natural History Museum garden

AWE provokes staff with a draconian pension proposal

The Atomic Weapons Establishment – the company that makes the UK’s nuclear deterrent – has today (Tuesday) announced its intention to consult on closing its defined benefit pension scheme to all staff and worsen the defined contribution alternative that it offers.

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I posted previously about British Steel/Tata and the impact their pension deficit is having on the ongoing viability of the company and its ability to find buyers.

Treasury has published statistics on the numbers of people accessing defined contribution pots since the freedoms were implemented and how much of these savings has been taken. For fans of huge reams of statistics and annexes and analysis, the document will come as a bit of a disappointment.  In fact...

LATEST STORIES FROM OUR INDUSTRIES

AWE provokes staff with a draconian pension proposal
  • 24-May-2016 13:00

The Atomic Weapons Establishment – the company that makes the UK’s nuclear deterrent – has today (Tuesday) announced its intention...

Eroding local authority power hurts schools
  • 27-May-2016 18:07

Forcing schools to become academies and cutting school improvement officers will do nothing to improve standards, Prospect’s conference heard in...

Prospect fringe meeting tackles energy policy
  • 24-May-2016 13:00

The challenge of developing an energy policy for the UK was the topic for a lively conference fringe discussion chaired...

London Waste offer 2.5% pay increase for 2016
  • 16-May-2016 13:00

Prospect has concluded negotiations with London Waste on the 2016 pay offer. The company offered a 2.3% increase to basic...

Strong support for heritage workers
  • 27-May-2016 15:54

Heritage workers care passionately about their sector but fear for their jobs and can’t fulfil their career potential to the...

Ericsson Spring News 2016
  • 25-May-2016 10:00

The last few weeks have been very busy for Prospect and your reps in Ericsson, so we thought it would...

Health and safety sentencing guidelines offer "the promise of some teeth"
  • 11-May-2016 13:00

Pattinson & Brewer, Prospect's solicitors, outline why the new sentencing guidelines for health and safety infringements offer some hope that...

Prospect fringe meeting tackles energy policy
  • 24-May-2016 13:00

The challenge of developing an energy policy for the UK was the topic for a lively conference fringe discussion chaired...

Redundancy cap hits workers on modest salaries
  • 27-May-2016 16:08

Conference condemned the UK government’s proposals to introduce a cap on redundancy, and redundancy-related, payments of £95,000 for all public...

Society needs science, delegates agree
  • 25-May-2016 14:29

Scientific research is key to the UK’s economic prosperity and the government’s approach of restricting public funding for research is...

Football fringe tackles challenges faced by women in the sport
  • 19-May-2016 13:00

Deputy general secretary Sue Ferns reports back from an engaging national conference fringe on the role of professional women in...

Prospect calls for tighter regulation of drones
  • 27-May-2016 12:45

On behalf of 5,000 members working in aviation safety, Prospect has today highlighted the risks of the increasing use of...