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The government is coming under increasing pressure from a cross-party coalition of MPs to guarantee protections for the nuclear industry ahead of a key amendment being debated as part of the EU Withdrawal Bill today.

Traffic cones and sign in the snow
The current cold snap has seen the coldest winter weather so far, with some parts of the country facing considerable travel disruption due to the winter weather.

View of choppy sea in St Peter Port Guernsey
Pay talks with the States of Guernsey have broken down without any formal offer being made and so the matter has been referred to the tribunal.


A previous blog covered the potential impact of Brexit on the pensions of Prospect members who move between the UK and the rest of the EU during their careers or after they retire.


Prospect calls for Royal Navy work to go to Rosyth
  • 8-Dec-2017 12:41

With workers at the Rosyth Dockyard in Fife facing 250 redundancies, Prospect, the biggest union on site, is calling for a...

Government to draft revised home-schooling guidance
  • 12-Dec-2017 11:02

The Department for Education plans to draft and consult on revised guidance documents on elective home education for local authorities...

Strike ballot starts at nuclear plant
  • 8-Dec-2017 00:43

Ballot papers have been issued to members today (8 December) after Dounreay Site Restoration Limited failed to make an acceptable...

Ten things you didn’t know about Prospect’s work in environment and rural affairs
  • 16-Oct-2017 10:00

Geraldine O’Connell, Prospect national secretary, talks about the union’s work in environment and rural affairs.

Visitor and Sales Assistants in Royal Museums Greenwich vote to take industrial action
  • 11-Dec-2017 14:49

Prospect members working at Royal Museums Greenwich have voted to take industrial action following imposed contractual changes.

BT pension indexation case update
  • 11-Dec-2017 18:07

Expert witness testimony about the appropriateness of the Retail Prices Index (RPI) for increasing pensions in retirement dominated the second day...

Supreme Court upholds principle of indirect discrimination in landmark case
  • 5-Apr-2017 10:37

The Supreme Court today (Wednesday 5 April) made a landmark ruling protecting employees against pay discrimination based on race or...

Nuclear deal step forward - but government must quickly agree
  • 7-Dec-2017 15:20

The Nuclear Industry Council (NIC) has today published a sector deal for the nuclear industry. The Council includes representatives from the...

We need properly resourced and fairly paid public servants
  • 22-Nov-2017 13:00

Prospect makes the case for public sector pay in Parliament

Survey shows huge spike in highly-skilled EU Nationals thinking of leaving UK
  • 13-Nov-2017 21:28

Continued uncertainty about the status of EU nationals because of Brexit is creating a vacuum filled by fear, anger and...

Ten things you didn’t know about Prospect’s work in sport
  • 16-Oct-2017 10:00

Alan Leighton, Prospect national secretary, talks about the union’s work in sport.

Government signals that UK could stay in European Aviation Safety Agency
  • 1-Dec-2017 16:09

Media reports have indicated today that the UK government will ask the EU if it can stay in the European...