Resources for reps
Welcome to the Prospect Reps' Resources centre. Our goal is for you to find the support you need, when you want it.
This area of the site contains a range of materials of use to reps in running branches, recruiting members and the many other activities you undertake for Prospect; bookmark it now for future reference. The factsheets on this page will get you started with the basics of promoting Prospect in your workplace. When you need to know more, just browse the menu to the left of the page.
Prospect also runs two main training courses to give you the skills and confidence to negotiate in your workplace:
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Local campaigns make a real difference and can be run independently by your branch. This factsheet sets out a few hints and tips.
Some dos and don'ts about communicating with members, whether it's via posters, emails or newsletters.
Prepare yourself with responses to some of the most common reasons people give for not joining the union.
Set recruitment objectives, manage your time and resources, share the work out, review your progress.
Trade union reps have the right to undertake their role, with reasonable paid time off and resources to do it. Most Prospect branches have local agreements that reflect this, sometimes referred to as a ‘facilities agreement.'
Prospect has over 4000 volunteer reps who undertake crucial roles to support members. This factsheet summarises some of the roles and activities they volunteer for.
Five reasons why people should join a union.
Prospect relies on local volunteers, and we’ll do everything we can to support you in your role. This factsheet summarises what you can expect from us.