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Brexit and pensions: deal or no deal

The government has stepped up planning for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Part of its preparations includes publishing guidance explaining the rights of UK nationals in the EU if the UK leaves without an agreement.


The not good enough work plan

The Government describes its Good Work Plan as the ‘largest upgrade in a generation to workplace rights’ but it is a huge missed opportunity to tackle the blight of insecure work.


We need certainty on Brexit – this deal does not provide it

When the Prime Minister announced last week that she had concluded the text of a Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union, it should have brought some much-needed clarity to the Brexit process. Instead it has brought more chaos and confusion.


Roy Stewart

‘The wind business looked like the future’

Roy Stewart, an asset integration engineer for ScottishPower Renewables, tells Boc Ly about how he got started in the industry, the challenges and opportunities in wind power and why he’s spreading the word about union membership.


Robin Rigg windfarm

Union values remain in the face of shifting technology

Regrettably, the growth of renewable energy in the UK has been accompanied by the erosion of collective bargaining. However, E.ON’s renewables business, E.ON Climate and Renewables, is an exception, reports Mike MacDonald, Prospect negotiator.