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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.


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.


Why LGBT STEM needs unions

Prospect warmly welcomed the first International Day of LGBT workers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in 2018. And we'll be marking it again on 5 July 2019.


Person wearing a hearing aid

Disabled workers set priorities for year ahead

Leona Atkins, a senior software developer at the Met Office, reports back from the TUC disabled workers’ conference which was held in Bournemouth in May


EU referendum

Immigration policy must focus on economic success and public good

The UK’s future migration regime must ensure continued access to the skills needed for economic success and public good – and not focus on erecting barriers to free movement.


Onshore wind

Onshore wind must be part of the solution to achieve net zero by 2050

The decision by the government this week to enshrine the target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in UK law is one we should all welcome.