Et Cetera

Et Cetera - Prospect's general blog

Prospect has specialist blogs about rights at workhealth & safety and pensions. This is our 'everything else' blog - contributors from across the union about different events, campaigns, news and current affairs.

Learning lessons from the August blackout

A few weeks ago Britain was plunged into its first major blackout in more than ten years, resulting in widespread disruption just as a Friday evening rush hour was getting under way.

Solar panels on domestic roof

Prospect's new organiser for renewable energy

John Storey recently started working for Prospect as its renewable energy projects organiser. Here he writes about his early weeks in the job and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. 

Members who came along to listen to Nicola Braganza at Prospect’s event

Why Brexit is dangerous for everyone – not just EU citizens

Isabelle Colas, a barley research scientist at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee, explains why she is feeling angry and depressed

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Training bonds in aviation

Training bonds are very common across aviation – especially for engineers, air traffic specialists and pilots. As with any contract, they are enforceable but it does depend on the wording.

Wellington boots in midair

School governance shouldn’t be a leap in the dark

It is a desperate commentary on English education policy in the late 2010s that a metaphor about leaping from a great height is frequently to be heard as headteachers and governors contemplate the future of their schools.