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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.


Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility

31 March 2018 marks Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) worldwide. Since 2010 TDoV has become an annual event to show support for the trans community. It brings attention to the remarkable accomplishments of trans people around the world – not least, for example, ex-US Army soldier, activist and inspiration Chelsea...


A fight for fair play on pensions

Strong support from members for union action gave our negotiators at BT the power to negotiate better pension rights than the company had originally offered. National secretary Philippa Childs reflects on how Prospect’s input has positively influenced the outcome.


Brexit science and innovation summit opens government up to concerns

Science minister Sam Gymiah will have food for thought after the Brexit science and innovation summit – organised by Parliament’s science and technology select committee.


energy

Brexit is the real threat to our energy security

The issue of the security of our energy supply was given a brief flash of prominence last week when defence secretary Gavin Williamson warned that the Russians may target our energy infrastructure as part of an attack on the UK.


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How will our increasing demands for electricity be met in the coming decades?

Roger Hey, future networks manager at Western Power Distribution, shares his crystal ball with Prospect communications officer Boc Ly.