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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.


Prospect general secretary Mike Clancy

Modern unions and a new capitalism needed to solve the productivity puzzle

On the surface, yesterday’s trade union membership statistics appeared to give a welcome boost to the labour movement, with a 19,000 increase in membership last year.


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DEFRA and Britain’s science and technology sector must be protected through Brexit

It feels like groundhog day. Yet another week goes by and we’re still waiting for detailed updates on government policy on areas that will change because of Brexit.


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.