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Innovation is key to winning young union members

Abigail Rumsey, a Prospect delegate at the TUC young workers’ conference, reflects on why the union must embrace technology as part of its organising strategy.

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Celebrating 60 years with the British Safety Council

The British Safety Council celebrated 60 years of campaigning and saving lives at the Regent Street Cinema in London in March.

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Unions are most effective when they focus on a common goal

The changing world of work poses plenty of challenges for unions. Some of these are thrown into sharper relief by the rise of the gig economy and the uncertain shadow of Brexit.

Pension Scheme Consolidation - A case well made or a basket case?

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has recently published the latest in their missives on what to do about Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes to "solve the crisis". 

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Research and development needs public and private sector input

As British Science week draws to a close, new figures from the Office for National Statistics provide a timely opportunity to take stock of levels of investment in UK research and development.

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