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Success stories

Success stories

Every day Prospect helps thousands of members around the UK by improving their working lives. You can read some of our latest success stories below. If you have a story to share about how Prospect has helped you, please let us know.


Woman air traffic controller

Prospect member to jet off to US women’s air traffic controller conference

The US-based Professional Women Controllers is celebrating 40 years of empowering women in air traffic control at its upcoming annual conference in Washington. Shelley-Marie Gilhespy, a Prospect member and air traffic controller, is being sponsored by her employer, National Air Traffic Services (NATS), as well as her local union branch,...


A woman holding up a symbol for gender equality

Equal pay successes for Prospect members

In recent years we have brought many different cases challenging pay inequality. We haveshown how a joint approach of litigation, collective bargaining, and in some cases industrialaction, can deliver real benefits for members.


A man and woman check documents and make calculations

Prospect helps rep win death-in-service payment worth £30,000 for member’s family

Prospect helped a representative in the Ministry of Defence successfully claim a death-in-service payment worth about £30,000 for the family of a former member.


Epilepsy diagnosis and medication

‘Reasonable adjustments for epilepsy saved me from medical retirement’

Securing reasonable adjustments from his employer saved Malcolm, a scientist with a major UK research council, from being forced into retirement on medical grounds after what felt to him like a prolonged campaign to oust him from his job.


A man with a thigh injury to illustrate a story about personal injury compensation

Prospect recovers £4m-plus in personal injury compensation for members in 2017

Over the course of 2017, the combined figures of compensation recovered for members in Prospect including the BECTU sector was in excess of £4m.