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.>
Forcing schools to become academies and cutting school improvement officers will do nothing to improve standards, Prospect’s conference heard in May.>
Prospect has concluded negotiations with London Waste on the 2016 pay offer. The company offered a 2.3% increase to basic pay and bonus payments of up to £550, based on meeting key performance indicators (KPIs).
Heritage workers care passionately about their sector but fear for their jobs and can’t fulfil their career potential to the best of their abilities, said Michelangelo Staffolani from the British Library.>
Pattinson & Brewer, Prospect's solicitors, outline why the new sentencing guidelines for health and safety infringements offer some hope that the playing field may being levelled after years of health and safety laws being diluted and ridiculed as 'red tape'>
The challenge of developing an energy policy for the UK was the topic for a lively conference fringe discussion chaired by Audrey Uppington from Sellafield branch.>
Scientific research is key to the UK’s economic prosperity and the government’s approach of restricting public funding for research is wrongheaded, said Liam Docherty (London and South east region).>
Prospect was pleased to welcome Women in Football to national conference.>
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