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Belfast LGBT Pride march 2017
Prospect has been supporting members in the LGBT+ community by joining in Pride events across the country this summer.

Stack of pension coins declining in size
Prospect has responded to a consultation on changes to the Babcock International Group Pension Scheme by calling on the company to adjust its proposals in order to ensure membership of the scheme remains an attractive and affordable benefit for members.

Plane in sky near air traffic control tower
Airline Ryanair has today called for resilience of air traffic control to be improved, but also made clear that it does not want to pay for the staffing levels required.


Sarah Hughes is part-time assistant branch secretary, Scottish Government branch and part-time oceanographer at Marine Scotland.

Prospect member Tim Wilkinson talks about microplastics in marine samples for Marine Week 2017. Tim works for the Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas).


Prospect calls on Babcock International to alter pension proposals
  • 15-Aug-2017 15:09

Prospect has responded to a consultation on changes to the Babcock International Group Pension Scheme by calling on the company...

Bright but poor pupils ‘years behind’ well-off counterparts
  • 17-Feb-2017 15:38

Richard Hoogstad looks at a Sutton Trust report highlighting the need to support economically disadvantaged but highly able pupils.

Prospect speaks up for National Grid workforce in changes
  • 3-Aug-2017 16:34

Energy regulator Ofgem has today announced that a National Grid Electricity System Operator company will be created within the National...

MPs’ plan to strip Environment Agency of flooding role is misguided
  • 2-Nov-2016 15:15

Prospect members in the Environment Agency have rejected a proposal from a group of MPs to strip the organisation of...

One-day training course for reps – a few spaces left
  • 20-Jun-2017 10:36

A one-day training course for union representatives will be held at New Prospect House in London on Thursday 20 July....

2017/2018 BT Pay Update
  • 15-Aug-2017 10:51

Prospect has updated members on the progress that has been made with BT to try to resolve the outstanding issues that...

Supreme Court upholds principle of indirect discrimination in landmark case
  • 5-Apr-2017 10:37

The Supreme Court today (Wednesday 5 April) made a landmark ruling protecting employees against pay discrimination based on race or...

Still no answers on Euratom
  • 13-Jul-2017 13:54

Mike Clancy, general secretary of Prospect, responding to the publication of the government’s position paper on leaving Euratom commented: “Whilst it...

Thumbs up for VOA performance pilot
  • 17-Aug-2017 15:09

The government’s chief people officer, Rupert McNeil, has praised the Valuation Office Agency’s new approach to performance management in a...

Scientists’ union responds to immigration bill
  • 21-Jun-2017 13:38

The government should think very carefully about the implications of its proposals on freedom of movement for science, technology and...

Southend United groundsman, Ken Hare, reaches settlement with the club
  • 5-May-2017 16:16

Prospect has reached a mutually acceptable agreement for Southend United’s groundsman, Ken Hare, whose employment was terminated in January.

Prospect signs recognition agreement with Babcock Mission Critical Services
  • 16-Aug-2017 16:13

After a two-year campaign Prospect has signed a recognition agreement with Babcock Mission Critical Services (BCMS) for engineering and mechanical staff....