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Staff at Met Office campaigning for equal pay

Unions fight for equal pay

On Equal Pay Day we recognise the sad truth of the persistent gender pay gap, but we should also celebrate the work of unions in achieving greater equality.

Academies newspaper clippings

Will failing academies pave the way for greater local authority involvement?

The issue of the merits of local authority oversight versus ministers’ favoured approach, which sees charitable trusts running schools subject to monitoring by central government, is back in the spotlight after a major academy chain failed.

Harvey Weinstein

Why the Harvey Weinstein story should convince you to join a union

It’s easy to trawl Instagram and flip through trashy magazines while admiring the lives of famous actors. They’re rich, beautiful and successful – nothing bad could ever happen to them, right? We’d be happy and safe if we were one of them?

Andy Bye with Imperial War Museum reps Union Week 2017

Watch out, Prospect’s about – on the road for Union Week!

Prospect organiser Louise Staniforth offers a flavour of the heritage, law and energy team’s whistlestop tour of the UK to promote the benefits of joining the union.


Clean Growth Strategy lacks detail on skills, investment and life after Brexit

The government’s long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy raises more questions than answers on how we can deliver a low-carbon economy.