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Ask your MP to back the Prospect Pledge

30 July 2014

Prospect is encouraging more members to follow the example of colleagues and seek a meeting with their local MP to urge them to work with the union and support its Pledge campaign.

Prospect recommends three-year pay deal to EDF nuclear staff

11 July 2014

Prospect is recommending that members in EDF Energy Nuclear Generation accept an improved three-year pay offer – with a 2.5% increase in 2014 – as the best that can be achieved by negotiations.

Energy union welcomes clean coal boost

08 July 2014

Prospect has welcomed the €300m grant awarded to the White Rose project by the European Commission.

Prospect union welcomes NuGen deal

30 June 2014

Prospect has welcomed the announcement that Toshiba and GDF have completed a deal on a new nuclear power project on the west Cumbria coast.

Raise number of women in science, Prospect urges Labour

24 June 2014

Prospect is calling on the Labour party to pledge to raise the current percentage of women in science, technology, engineering and maths professions from 13% to 30% by 2020.

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Celebrating women in engineering

Prospect is working with several organisations to mark National Women in Engineering Day on Monday 23 June

Pledge one hour a year to change young lives

Could you volunteer one hour of your time, once a year, to inspire young people?

CDM consultation at last

The Health & Safety Executive announced its 10 week consultation on proposals to amend the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007

Nuclear workers welcome Magnox contract winner

Prospect welcomes news that Cavendish Fluor Partnership has won the contract to manage the Magnox and RSRL sites

CMA inquiry must not halt investment

Prospect, which represents over 20,000 professionals in the energy sector, has voiced concern that the referral of the 'big six' by OFGEM to the Competition and Markets Authority could hamper much needed investment in the sector.

Act now on nuclear skills

The drive to achieve a secure low-carbon energy supply for the future will be jeopardised if action isn't taken to recruit more highly skilled graduates and apprentices into the industry.

Protected pensions victory

The government's decision not to override pension protections put in place when the electricity industry was privatised has been welcomed by Prospect.

Move to Prospect Wimbledon Office & 2014 Pay Offer

Following some internal re-organisation, responsibility for Prospect members in Intergen has moved from the regional office in Liverpool to our office in Wimbledon. Last week Colin Daye-Gretton and I met Intergen to resume pay discussions. After consideration of a number of options, Intergen finally put to us an offer which we are recommending to you.

Sellafield invite for PAC chair

Commenting on the Public Accounts Committee report into progress at Sellafield, Prospect has welcomed recognition of the shortage  of skills in decommissioning.

Your biosphere needs you!

Predictive modelling of the biosphere is a long-term goal that could unite Prospect scientists across a range of disciplines, says microbiologist Dave Roberts, who retired from the Natural History Museum in December 2013

Prospect welcomes Toshiba stake in NuGen

Prospect welcomes the news that Toshiba is seeking a majority stake in NugGen

Wylfa a step closer

Prospect has welcomed news that the Treasury has signed a deal with Hitachi and Horizon over the financing of a new nuclear power station at Wylfa, North Wales.

Energy debate is due

Prospect has broadly welcomed the Labour party's Powering Britain green paper.

Seminar to explore Plutonium benefits

The 120 tonnes of plutonium stored at Sellafield could work as an asset and the benefits of recycling it to provide low-carbon energy and highly skilled jobs for the future should be explored.

Prospect calls for evidence of science at risk

Prospect’s science, engineering and sustainability advisory committee is collating evidence of UK science at risk through loss of skills and threats to funding.

 
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