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Prospect Extra’s collective energy switch is back and could save you £573* a year on your energy bills.

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The Conservative party's failure to mention nuclear energy in its manifesto is worrying, says the largest union representing workers in the nuclear sector.

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The UK will face a tougher challenge negotiating on Brexit and delivering public services if the Conservative party manifesto is to be believed


Prospect has just responded to the Department for Work and Pensions’ consultation on Security and Sustainability of Defined Benefit Pension Schemes.

A perfect storm is casting a shadow over the nuclear industry, yet the issue remains largely ignored in the general election. Given the scale of challenges facing the UK with Brexit, renewing our energy infrastructure and meeting our climate targets, this is worrying. It is also why our politicians need...


Devonport YPN launches to great turnout
  • 21-Mar-2017 16:05

Young workers at the Devonport dockyard in Plymouth are providing an inspiring model for YPNs and the next generation of...

Unions and councils agree new Soulbury deal on pay and conditions
  • 24-May-2017 12:03

National secretary Steve Thomas explains the terms of a new agreement between unions representing non-teaching professionals and the local authorities...

Prospect calls for balanced energy strategy for Scotland
  • 23-May-2017 08:17

Prospect has submitted its response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the future of energy in Scotland

MPs’ plan to strip Environment Agency of flooding role is misguided
  • 2-Nov-2016 15:15

Prospect members in the Environment Agency have rejected a proposal from a group of MPs to strip the organisation of...

NT branch: stand up for your selfie and win £100!
  • 21-Dec-2016 10:57

Prospect’s National Trust branch is appealing to its members to take a selfie of themselves at work that the committee...

Group Functions Review
  • 23-May-2017 15:13

Prospect is currently involved in consultation with BT on the Group Functions review which is seeing some work being moved...

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...

Prospect grills Scottish Westminster hopefuls
  • 22-May-2017 11:41

Prospect has sent wide-ranging questions to 20 candidates in five constituencies across Scotland      

Changes to off-payroll working in the public sector
  • 24-May-2017 11:10

Members in the Education and Children’s Services group have been contacting Prospect for advice about the impact of changes to...

Engineering is not just hard hats and greasy pipes!
  • 9-May-2017 12:32

Only 9% of the engineers in the UK are women – which is why Prospect has been working with external...

Southend United groundsman, Ken Hare, reaches settlement with the club
  • 5-May-2017 16:16

Prospect has reached a mutually acceptable agreement for Southend United’s groundsman, Ken Hare, whose employment was terminated in January.

Prospect wins recognition for helicopter engineers
  • 12-May-2017 11:44

After a campaign lasting nearly two years, Prospect has won the right to be recognised for collective bargaining at Babcock...