With over 11,500 Prospect members living and working in Scotland across both the private and public sector, Prospect in Scotland is much more than just a microcosm of the UK.
From the Scottish Parliament, national galleries, the Forestry Commission and the Scottish National Trust to energy companies, dockyards and airports, Prospect members provide the same level of expertise and commitment to professional standards as anywhere else in the UK.
From our office in Edinburgh, the day to day work of the union in Scotland is carried out with employers. We also engage with the Scottish government over a range of issues from energy policy to investment in skills to the importance of R&D funding.
Our members work in a variety of industries and organisations including:
- health and safety
- civil service, including Scottish Government
We have over 200 elected representatives who work with full-time officials to negotiate, represent, lobby and advocate on behalf of our members.
We are affiliated to the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) participating in each of the equality committees as well as sitting on the General Council.
In early 2011 we established a Prospect Scotland public sector cuts campaign committee to challenge the government attacks on pay and pensions.
Our intention – following a survey of members – is to set up an e-forum enabling all members in Scotland to contribute to discussion and debate about Scottish issues, workplace and otherwise.
STUC Congress 2012: 23-25 April in Inverness.