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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.


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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.


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Help with pension tax relief for Scottish members

If you live in Scotland you will be a Scottish taxpayer and pay Scottish Income Tax (your tax code should start with an ‘S’ to reflect this).


Brexit science and innovation summit opens government up to concerns

Science minister Sam Gymiah will have food for thought after the Brexit science and innovation summit – organised by Parliament’s science and technology select committee.