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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.

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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 organisation@prospect.org.uk

Legal rights factcard

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

Latest Northern Ireland news

The BECTU sector of Prospect has organised an event on 8 June which is free to all Prospect members. However, you need to book a ticket to secure a place.

Engineering and shipbuilding unions have launched a campaign to save 40,000 shipbuilding jobs being put at risk by the government’s decision to put naval contracts out to international competition.

Prospect trade union members at SONI, which operates the electricity transmission system for Northern Ireland, have suspended their current industrial action including a 24 hour strike scheduled for 15 April. The suspension comes after an eleventh hour improved pay offer from SONI management.

Northern Ireland documents


Poster: Prospect year planner 2019   info
Year planner for Prospect reps and branches
 04 December 2018  ID: 2018/02087

Leaflet/booklet: Settled status for EU nationals – guidance from Prospect union   info
After the UK leaves the EU, EU nationals living in the UK by 31 December 2020 will have to apply for a new settled status. This guidance provides an overview of the information that was known in October 2018.
 29 October 2018  ID: 2018/01880

Leaflet/booklet: A guide to Prospect legal advice in Northern Ireland   info
A guide to legal advice and services provided to Prospect and BECTU members in Northern Ireland
 05 September 2018  ID: 2018/01569

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