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This Workers’ Memorial Day, remember: unionised workplaces are safer and healthier

Saturday is Workers’ Memorial Day, a day to commemorate those who have died or been injured at work and to fight for improved laws, enforcement and working conditions to make sure that these tragedies are never repeated.

Why Prospect is uniquely placed to face the digital future

Developments in digitisation, data and connectivity, evolving consumer preferences and disruptive corporate strategies will transform the environment in which many Prospect members work, says Philippa Childs.

Same-sex pension rights: the government has finally acted on a landmark court ruling

The government has finally responded to last year’s Supreme Court ruling on equal pension benefits for same-sex partners in the event of a scheme member’s death.

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Data protection: all you need to know about GDPR

The 1998 Data Protection Act sets out the rules on the use of people’s personal information that UK unions and other businesses need to follow. It followed a 1995 Directive from the EU on the protection, processing and movement of data.

Employees meditating during their well-being hour

Well-being hour: how one employer is taking positive steps to help ease work place stress

I have previously written a blog on mental health and how work-related stress has particularly affected me. Given that April is stress awareness month, I thought it might be helpful write another blog with some further reflections on how stress is addressed by my employer, the Welsh Government. Recent developments, following...