For too long unions, industry and local communities have had to make the case for the future of the nuclear industry as part of a sustainable balanced energy policy without substantial support or clear policy direction from government.
Does the recent decision of Damian Hinds, the education secretary, to remove an overlap between the roles of Ofsted and the government’s Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) signal a final end to years of behind-the-scenes skirmishes between English schools’ two most influential bodies?
Prospect’s Education and Children’s Services Group (ECS) has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to shelve its promised Education Bill, dealing with education governance and handing more powers to head teachers. It has instead decided to strike a deal with local authorities.
Prospect negotiations officer Mike MacDonald says we must invest in our skills and new technology to drag our aging energy systems into the 21st century.
The nature of the labour market has been changing for several decades but the situation has become more complex in recent times because of the growth of zero hours contracts and the rise of platform-based work (as seen in recent high-profile cases with Uber, Deliveroo and Pimlico Plumbers).