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People who work long hours are at an increased risk of stroke, according to a new study.

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UK employees’ work-life balance has been ranked second to worst in a comparison of “good work” among 25 developed countries.


Government privatises defence fire and rescue
  • 01 August 2019

Prospect has condemned the government’s decision to award a 12-year contract worth £525m for defence fire services to Capita Business Services Limited.

Prospect welcomes education select committee findings
  • 22 July 2019

The House of Commons Select Education Select Committee has published its report on school and college funding which has been welcomed by Prospect’s Education and Children’s Services Group.

Aberthaw power station set to close
  • 01 August 2019

After around 5 decades of power generation, RWE has announced its intention to close its power station in Aberthaw in South Wales as from 31 March 2020.

Environment Agency staff to take action on pay
  • 24 June 2019

Staff to begin action short of strike on 1 July

Museum of London staff balloted on industrial action
  • 12 August 2019

Prospect members set for vote on action over pay

BT Members urged to vote 'YES' to accept BT’s final offer
  • 12 July 2019

The BT committee is urging members to vote YES in the ballot, as the company’s final offer is a demonstrable improvement from its starting point.

We also need investment in forensics if we are to reverse historically low conviction rates
  • 26 July 2019

The new prime minister has announced the recruitment of 20,000 police officers but without investment in other services it will have limited impact.

Geological disposal best option for managing radioactive waste
  • 29 July 2019

Bruce McKirdy, managing director at Radioactive Waste Management, sets out why geological disposal is the best long-term option for managing higher activity radioactive waste

Prospect writes asking for urgent meetings with new cabinet members to discuss members' concerns
  • 26 July 2019

Following the appointment of new cabinet ministers in areas which have significant Prospect representation, such as Defence, BEIS, Culture Media and Sport, and Defra, Prospect has written requesting urgent meetings with the new secretaries of state.

The prime minister's No Deal Brexit policy remains the biggest risk to science in the UK
  • 09 August 2019

The prime minister has announced that he wishes to make it easier for top scientists to come to the UK and work.

Prospect statement following reports referee targeted with threatening messages
  • 07 January 2019

Prospect, the independent union for Professional Referees in Scotland, is appalled by media reports that a referee may have been targeted with threatening messages.

Update on dispute at Highlands and Islands Airports
  • 09 August 2019

Prospect have provided an update on the ongoing dispute at Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL)