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EU referendum

With a year to go, it's time for some answers on Brexit

Throughout the Brexit process the formal negotiations have been accompanied by a rhetorical to and fro between London and Brussels that has often generated headlines, but rarely shed any light the serious questions facing the country. In a crowded field, Michael Howard threatening war with Spain over Gibraltar stands out...


Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility

31 March 2018 marks Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) worldwide. Since 2010 TDoV has become an annual event to show support for the trans community. It brings attention to the remarkable accomplishments of trans people around the world – not least, for example, ex-US Army soldier, activist and inspiration Chelsea...


A fight for fair play on pensions

Strong support from members for union action gave our negotiators at BT the power to negotiate better pension rights than the company had originally offered. National secretary Philippa Childs reflects on how Prospect’s input has positively influenced the outcome.


Worried man

Facing a demand to repay pension overpayments?

The civil service pension scheme recently reported that overpayments of £22 million were made to pensioners over many years.


Women's rights at work - sisters are doing it for themselves

With issues of sexual harassment, unequal pay, a lack of flexible working and even the shoes we wear, women still face inequality at work. For International Women’s Day I am looking at some of the issues for women at work in 2018 and how unions successfully tackle these problems.