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Prospect BT Midlands, Wales and South West


Which branches does the BT Midlands Regional Committee cover?

This committee represents and supports BT Managers and Professionals within various branches located around the Midlands, namely:

  • BT Birmingham branch
  • BT Coventry branch
  • BT Leicester branch
  • BT Oswestry & Overseas
  • BT Nottingham branch
  • BT Peterborough branch
  • BT Shrewsbury
  • BT Stoke-on-Trent branch
  • BT Wolverhampton branch

What we do

Prospect is a trade union, and the Communications, Media and Digital (CMD) Sector represents managers and professionals in the communications industry. But what is a trade union for? Not everybody knows, so here is a short explanation of what a trade union does, and why it's important for you to join one.

The basics

Prospect works for its members in a variety of different ways. Our basic role is to look after our members' interests in the workplace. By acting together in a union, employees will have a greater say than they would by acting alone.

Recognised companies

Because we are formally recognised as the union representing managers and proffessionals(for example, in companies like BT, O2 and Kingston Communications) they will consult with us before making any significant decisions that will affect employees.

In these companies we are also able to negotiate on our members' behalf to get the best deal for them. This may be in terms of pay, pensions, conditions of employment: whatever issues we have agreed with the company to discuss. Once again, because we represent the workforce as a whole, we are able to secure better conditions than somebody speaking to the company on their own.

A campaigning union

Prospect campaigns with employers, other unions and interest groups to secure improvements to our members' working lives. We make our members' voices heard on a national stage, by talking to the people that make key decisions that will affect our members' lives. For example, we know that our members want secure pensions, so we lobby government and parliament to make sure they know.

Finally, there are a range of other benefits and services available to our members, ranging from specialist legal and financial services to sickness benefit that we will pay to you if you are off work sick for a long time. We offer accredited training to our members and are proud to hold the exacting Matrix standard, which covers everyone who is actively involved in the union's work.

Decisions are being made all the time that change the conditions under which you work, your salary, conditions of service, allowances, health and safety, training, expenses, retirement and pension. These are all negotiated by Prospect with management and in all cases Prospect seeks to ensure maximum protection on behalf of our members.

The union also helps members who find themselves in personal difficulties and can represent their case at all levels.

Prospect also offers a comprehensive package of members' services which includes high quality insurance, roadside recovery/breakdown, travel insurance and other services - all at competitive rates. Many members find that they can more than recoup the cost of their subscription from the savings these offer.

We hope after reading you agree that this is the time to join Prospect.

The views expressed on this site are not necessarily the views of Prospect nationally.