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Our union, one year on

Prospect senior deputy general secretary Sue Ferns and joint president of the BECTU sector Ann Jones look back on the first year of our merged union


A sustainable future for UK energy

On 30 November leading industry and political figures joined Prospect representatives from across the energy industry for the Parliamentary launch of our new pamphlet ‘A sustainable future for UK energy’.


Clean Growth Strategy lacks detail on skills, investment and life after Brexit

The government’s long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy raises more questions than answers on how we can deliver a low-carbon economy. 


Government aspirations for science after Brexit must be matched by effective action

Today’s Government position paper on science should be a watershed moment for the UK. Never has science and innovation been more important to our nation’s future. Even without Brexit, the changing nature of technology, an emerging new economy and global constraints on natural resources made science key to our future...


EU citizens’ rights – worrying gaps in government’s proposals

The government’s long-awaited proposals on the position of EU citizens living in the UK bring a welcome end to the prolonged vacuum of uncertainty, but still leave many questions unanswered.


Time for politicians to make sound economic choices for science and technology

The general election result has not brought the desired clarity from which to begin Brexit negotiations.


Making science and innovation a voting issue

The prime minister’s decision to call an early general election is going to dominate the news over the next two months. The election will be an opportunity for Prospect members to make their views known to candidates from across the parties – and on science and innovation there are big...


Unions are most effective when they focus on a common goal

The changing world of work poses plenty of challenges for unions. Some of these are thrown into sharper relief by the rise of the gig economy and the uncertain shadow of Brexit.