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Judge's gavel
The supreme court has ruled today that employment tribunal fees charged since 2013 are unlawful.

Prospect/National Trust camper van
Prospect is encouraging members in Northern Ireland to join them on the Belfast Pride March on 5 August, and to bring their families, friends and colleagues along.

Prospect members protesting against public sector pay restraint at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton in September 2015
The SSRB’s report on pay for the senior civil service pours scorn on the Chancellor’s assertion that public sector workers are overpaid


England’s schools were given what seemed a boost as they broke up for the summer, when the education secretary Justine Greening announced an “extra” £1.3bn a year over the next two years. But will it be enough to cover fast-increasing costs in all cases?

A landmark ruling by the Supreme Court on 12 July found in favour of a businessman who argued for equal pension benefits for his husband.


MoD Main Pay Review 2017
  • 27-Jul-2017 14:45

The MoD has now written setting out its final 2017 pay offer.

Bright but poor pupils ‘years behind’ well-off counterparts
  • 17-Feb-2017 15:38

Richard Hoogstad looks at a Sutton Trust report highlighting the need to support economically disadvantaged but highly able pupils.

Nuclear priorities in times of change
  • 19-Jul-2017 11:26

Delegates at Prospect's energy supply industry sector conference in London on 3 July joined in a lively question and answer...

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...

One-day training course for reps – a few spaces left
  • 20-Jun-2017 10:36

A one-day training course for union representatives will be held at New Prospect House in London on Thursday 20 July....

Update on 2017 Reward Framework Pay
  • 26-Jul-2017 17:21

Following the consultative ballot of members in BT on the company's decision to freeze basic pay for managers and specialists...

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...

Still no answers on Euratom
  • 13-Jul-2017 13:54

Mike Clancy, general secretary of Prospect, responding to the publication of the government’s position paper on leaving Euratom commented: “Whilst it...

2018 Civil & Public Service Pay Award Dates Brought forward in Scotland
  • 28-Jul-2017 09:50

After intensive lobbying and campaigning by Prospect and the other Civil Service Unions in Scotland, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance...

Scientists’ union responds to immigration bill
  • 21-Jun-2017 13:38

The government should think very carefully about the implications of its proposals on freedom of movement for science, technology and...

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.

EU plan on air traffic strikes 'a distraction'
  • 7-Jun-2017 14:57

European Commission proposals to tackle disruption and cancellation of flights by tightening union laws are a distraction from the important...