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Prospect in Northern ireland

Northern Ireland

Prospect has more than 1,600 members in Northern Ireland.

Legal rights in northern ireland factcardThey work for a range of employers, including:

  • BT
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Met Office
  • Ministry of Defence
  • NATS
  • National Trust

In the energy industry we have members working for employers such as AES (at Ballylumford and Kilroot power stations); SONI (The System Operator for Northern Ireland Ltd); and NIE (Northern Ireland Electricity).

Reps' network

We have a Northern Ireland network which enables local reps from different employers to share experiences and best practice and to develop their skills.

Legal rights factcard

Members can download our factcard summarising your legal rights at work in Northern Ireland.

Latest Northern Ireland news

Fragile Northern Ireland economy under spotlight at ICTU conference

  • 25 May 2016
  • TUC
The fragile state of the economy in Northern Ireland, the UK government’s ‘austerity’ policies, and their impact on job security, terms and conditions, and public services, were the main focus of debate at the biennial Northern Ireland Conference of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) in April.

Northern Ireland pays tribute to an unlikely union

  • 18 May 2016
George McBride’s headstone, unveiled in Clandeboye Cemetary earlier this month - almost 30 years after his death - commemorates a remarkable tale of love and solidarity.
Belfast trades council at George McBride's headstone

Lobbying by Prospect members puts redundancy compensation unfairness on MPs’ radars

Amendments to the Enterprise Bill to address unfairness in how the proposed cap on redundancy compensation will operate were defeated in the House of Commons on 8 March 2016.

Northern Ireland documents


Circular: Standard: EU exit consultation on climate change   info
The Energy & Climate Change Committee has announced an inquiry exploring the implications of leaving the EU on UK climate change policy. This note calls for input from members for the Prospect submission.
 11 July 2016  ID: 2016/01456

National newsletter: EducationEye, Spring 2016   info
Prospect’s magazine for members in education and children’s services. Spring 2016 issue. Contents include: Children will pay price of forced academies policy; Counting the cost of 'free' childcare; New schools free-for-all – government agency land purchases; Bringing the boardroom to the classroom – a Prince's Trust project; School funding plans endanger democracy; Prospect workers' rights and EU campaigns, plus more
 12 April 2016  ID: 2016/00838

Submission: Prospect reponse to the consultation on School Development Service in Northern Ireland Interim Structures   info
The Education and Children’s Service Group of Prospect welcomed the opportunity to respond to the consultation on the School Development Service interim structures. Prospect represents school improvement professionals, education administrators and managers within the education sector in Northern Ireland and across the UK. In providing a response Prospect drew upon the expertise and experience of members in the Northern Ireland Education Authority and in the education sector generally.
 03 March 2016  ID: 2016/00534

Leaflet/booklet: Pay your subs by direct debit and you could win an iPad   info
A5 flyer promoting Prospect's prize draw scheme for 2016. All working and unemployed members who pay their subscriptions by direct debit will be entered into a draw for one of three, 32GB Apple iPads.
 21 January 2016  ID: 2016/00180

Leaflet/booklet: Sustainable workplaces workshops   info
Information about Prospects training events for members interested in environmental sustainability and climate change.
 08 January 2016  ID: 2016/00061