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Pensions paper fails to address key problems

The government’s green paper on the security and sustainability of defined benefit pension schemes shows there is no coherent, long-term policy for tackling the challenges facing occupational pensions provision
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Narrow vote in favour of Isle of Man pensions shake-up

Public sector workers have voted by a relatively narrow margin to accept major changes to the Isle of Man Government Unified Scheme (GUS), its employees’ main pension scheme.
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Prospect members accept improved AWE pensions offer

  • 16 February 2017
Prospect members working for the Atomic Weapons Establishment have voted to accept the company’s final offer on pensions and end their industrial action.
AWE reps and Richard Tabbner (centre) outside MOD


The European Parliament has voted in favour of a free-trade agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA), with 408 votes for, 254 against and 33 abstentions.

Our core values will help members navigate the political and economic uncertainties ahead, says general secretary Mike Clancy.


Prospect members accept improved AWE pensions offer
  • 16-Feb-2017 12:09

Prospect members working for the Atomic Weapons Establishment have voted to accept the company’s final offer on pensions and end...

Scottish schools shake-up must value local authority input
  • 6-Jan-2017 11:18

Local authorities should remain the cornerstone of provision for state schools in Scotland, Prospect union has said in response to...

Market faith will not solve energy crisis
  • 23-Feb-2017 23:11

Competition alone won’t fix the UK’s energy market, says the union that represents 24,000 managers and specialists working in generation,...

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...

Capita Manager Pay Ballot 2017
  • 23-Feb-2017 11:17

Following negotiations with Capita over pay for 2017 we have now reached a proposed pay settlement which we are prepared...

Ministry of Justice pay award for 2016
  • 26-Jul-2016 12:22

The Ministry of Justice has issued final details of the 2016 pay award proposals. On-going pay restraint and an overall...

Union warns against complacency on margins
  • 30-Jan-2017 14:25

Steve Holliday, the former head of National Grid, is being complacent in his assertion that the UK has enough energy...

Talks on national vacancy filling scheme
  • 16-Feb-2017 17:01

Civil services unions and the Cabinet Office are discussing changes to the national scheme for filling vacancies.

Write to your MP about exiting Euratom today
  • 30-Jan-2017 10:21

Prospect is urging all members, especially those who work in the nuclear industry, to write to their MPs about the...

Prospect fights rise in football sexism
  • 10-Nov-2016 18:24

A seminar organised by Women in Football and the TUC discussed the rise in sexism in the football workplace and...

Prospect highlights security risk to Scotland’s strategic assets
  • 19-Jan-2017 17:05

Highlands and Islands Airports’ plans to stop doing bag and body searches at three airports could leave Scotland’s major strategic...