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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.


Mental health: what we can learn from a 100-year-old study

Bonds between employees are vital for managing stress and combating isolation



Prospect general secretary Mike Clancy

How to communicate what unions really do

Being asked what you do for a living is, for a trade unionist, an opportunity and a challenge. It’s most fascinating when it arises in social situations where the person asking the question may have their own superficial but often well-established view of unions.


British people don’t like to talk about money – or at least, not their own money

In Sweden, where the average gender pay gap is only 6%, the right to know what anyone earns is enshrined in the country’s constitution.


A brief history of pay, prices and profits in the UK’s energy networks

Dividends for shareholders in the UK’s energy network companies have been much higher than regulator Ofgem expected – but pay has declined