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Northern Ireland

Prospect has around 2,000 members in Northern Ireland.

They work for a range of employers including the BBC, BT, Big Lottery Fund, Met Office, Ministry of Defence, NATS, National Trust, UTV and more.

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 Networks.



Reps' network

We have a Northern Ireland network which enables local representatives (reps) from different employers to share experiences and best practice and to develop their skills. If you're interested in becoming a rep, please contact

Legal rights factcard

Members can download our factcard summarising your legal rights at work in Northern Ireland or email to request a copy.

Latest Northern Ireland news

Electricity pylons
Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley is being urged by Prospect union to protect jobs in the electricity sector following power sharing talks collapsing.

At a briefing of trade unions yesterday, NIE Networks announced they were entering in to a 30-day consultation on redundancies, proposing the workforce is reduced by 90 roles in 2018.

Power station
36% of Northern Ireland’s electrical generating capacity under threat

Northern Ireland documents

Letter: Sue Ferns letter to Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP about energy job losses in Northern Ireland   info
Sue Ferns letter to Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP about energy job losses in Northern Ireland
 16 February 2018  ID: 2018/00279

National newsletter: Legal Eye - Northern Ireland Special - November 2017   info
We have produced a special edition of LegalEye for our members in Northern Ireland
 30 November 2017  ID: 2017/01949

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

Poster: Famous quotes about good things unions do   info
Four posters with quotes about the good things unions do. Martin Luther King Jr, Ronald Reagan, Pope Francis and Clarence Darrow
 08 January 2016  ID: 2016/00060