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Prospect has now signed a recognition agreement with Exeter and Devon Airport for all Air Traffic Controllers and Assistants.

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Prospect senior deputy general secretary Sue Ferns spoke at the Liberal Democrat party conference about the benefits of trade unionism

Prospect has responded to an important new report from the Migration Advisory Committee.


The government unlawfully discriminated against unmarried couples by refusing to allow claims for widowed parent's allowance in cases where the surviving partner was not married to, or the civil partner of, the deceased. 

The fact that chief executive pay at Britain’s largest companies grew six times faster than ordinary workers' pay last year may be be shocking, but should not come as a surprise.


Defence Equipment and Support's performance management system under fire
  • 13-Sep-2018 10:40

Prospect members in Defence Equipment and Support are continuing their long-running battle against the organisation’s performance management system.

Leaving the classroom to work in education
  • 24-Sep-2018 10:33

Mark Patton, who sits on Prospect’s Education and Children’s Services Group executive council, tells Boc Ly how he made the...

Unions back a just transition for energy workers
  • 11-Sep-2018 15:53

Trade union delegates at the Trade Union Congress in Manchester have voted to support a series of motions in favour...

Sally Bidgood – straight talking, frequently irreverent and always compelling
  • 10-Apr-2018 10:45

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of long-standing Prospect member Sally Bidgood early on Sunday...

Museum of London archaeologists take pay concerns to the board
  • 18-Jul-2018 15:50

Prospect members at Museum of London Archaeology have organised a petition asking MOLA’s board of directors and trustees to instruct...

Openreach TUPE Transfer
  • 24-Sep-2018 09:00

The consultation on members transferring to Openreach Limited under TUPE has now concluded.

Prospect members reject MoJ pay offer
  • 17-Aug-2018 15:54

Prospect members in the Ministry of Justice have overwhelmingly rejected a five-year pay offer which would have meant significant changes...

No-deal Brexit risks damaging economy, research and living standards
  • 23-Aug-2018 14:16

Sue Ferns, Prospect’s senior deputy general secretary, responds to the government's latest Brexit assessment

Prospect warns of £5bn shortfall to frontline services due to public sector pension changes
  • 25-Sep-2018 09:00

Prospect requests Treasury Committee examine government decision to review public sector pension cap 

More than just money needed to protect UK science
  • 22-Jun-2018 14:10

New Government science fund announced but Prospect warns more is needed to keep UK science internationally competitive

Women in football – what Prospect can do for you
  • 21-Feb-2018 09:34

Prospect is continuing its work with Women in Football as we seek to break down the barriers that women face...

Recognition gained at Exeter Airport
  • 19-Sep-2018 16:54

Prospect has now signed a recognition agreement with Exeter and Devon Airport for all Air Traffic Controllers and Assistants.