union for life

Rights at work blog

Rights at work blog


Collective action cartoon

A union victory is a win for all

I am a young trade union official but, despite my best efforts, I have friends who struggle to see the benefits of being in a union. “What’s in it for me?” they ask. “I don’t have a problem at work.”Trade unions have had many success stories to shout about over...


Prospect members posing with recruitment stickers

Strength of the collective voice

Unions have a proud history of improving members' rights in the workplace, through negotiating pay and terms and conditions, promoting equality and fairness, and protecting workers’ health and safety.


Westminster signpost and Big Ben

Brexit, employment rights and the general election

With news of a general election in June, now is the time to ensure that workers’ rights are high on the political agenda.


Prospect members at Tolpuddle festival

The Trade Union Act kicks in and unions fight back!

Today is a dark day for workers as the majority of the Trade Union Act comes into force.


Supreme Court London

Ringside at the Supreme Court

Prospect’s case challenging pay discrimination was heard in the Supreme Court on 14 and 15 November. I was delighted to be able to attend some of the hearing. Prospect member Mohammad Naeem works as a chaplain for the Prison Service and his case is challenging inequality in pay on the...