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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.

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An empty blackboard

Plenty of consulting but hardly any answers from the education department

Do you, as a taxpayer, want to know exactly how much individual free schools have cost you over recent years, given that this is a flagship government education policy that seems likely to feature in the Conservatives’ manifesto?


Members on the Manchester March for Science April 22

To save the planet we have to yell – why scientists took to the streets

Scientists are a cautious, reticent breed. So what drove us to the streets on Saturday, in our thousands, to political demonstrations around the world?


Palace of Westminster and Big Ben

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...


Prospect members using electronic voting system at a conference

Why e-democracy matters in these uncertain times

If unions want to remain relevant in the eyes of the smartphone generation they need to make changes – and quickly – says young professional Gary Best


On strike Friday

Why you shouldn’t go and watch the best movie ever tonight...

I love going to the cinema on a Friday night. I love the lights, the over-the-top sound system, the popcorn, the trailers…all of it (okay maybe not the over-emotional car adverts at the start, but everything else).