Brexit and beyond
Mike Clancy (General Secretary) and Andrew Pakes (Head of Comms, Organising & External Affairs) hosted Prospect's first Facebook live session on Brexit – 19 June 2017
Prospect is proud to represent more than 141,000 professionals across more than 300 employers during one of the most divisive and challenging periods in UK politics.
Our union is politically independent but we are concerned that the UK’s decision to leave the European Union will have significant and challenging implications for UK workers.
During it all, we are committed to protecting individual rights at work and to providing a coherent and influential voice on the future of members' industries and sectors.
So far we have lobbied ministers, raised issues with the Trades Union Congress and met many branches to discuss the issues affecting their area. This is only the beginning.
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A private members’ bill to ensure that the government keeps its promise to protect workers’ rights post-Brexit was talked out by Conservative MPs on 13 January.
Arguably, the Prime Minister’s speech on Tuesday didn’t tell us much we didn’t already know about the Government’s approach to the impending Brexit negotiations. But it was important in providing much more explicit confirmation of some fundamental priorities and parameters that, up till now, had to be inferred from broad...
Just as in the rest of the UK, Prospect’s Scotland team has been working hard to ensure that members’ concerns about leaving the European Union are raised at the highest level possible. As members will know, the popular vote in Scotland did not support Brexit and we are lucky to have...
The European Union faces an existential crisis – and the remedy is not fragmentation, but more political engagement, debate and democracy, according to a high-level panel discussion on Brexit and the future for Europe at the London School of Economics at the end of October.
European Union countries voted to ratify the Canada-EU trade deal known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on 18 October 2016.
The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated between the EU and the US has hit many stumbling blocks from opponents.
A pensions blog written back in June before the Referendum in June, outlined some possible ramifications for defined benefit pension schemes if there was a vote to leave the EU.
The decision by the British people to leave the European Union has created an opportunity to re-invigorate the British defence industry. There are many commentators wringing their hands in despair of the result and yet it is an opportunity to safeguard and expand British industry, and an opportunity that should...
One of the first social media posts I saw after the EU referendum result commented that the UK had become a poorer and uglier place.
In the aftermath of the EU referendum, the resulting performances across the political spectrum have reinforced for me, that Prospect’s party political independence is one of our biggest strengths.