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Prospect calls for unions to work with others to oppose the disaster of No Deal

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It's no surprise that Brexit and climate change, along with a continuing push to address poverty and inequality, dominated this week’s Programme for Government in Scotland. There is no doubt that these are three key areas which Prospect can support.

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Electricity workers are more likely to develop mesothelioma and skin cancer than the general population, according to a long-term study of cancer rates among the industry’s workforce.

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Defence workers stand firm on cuts to terms and conditions
  • 12 September 2019

Prospect reps in the Ministry of Defence have reiterated their position that they will not accept cuts to terms and conditions to fund pay rises.


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.


Richard Clatworthy: Wanting the best for energy members
  • 11 September 2019

Richard Clatworthy, a senior project engineer for Western Power Distribution, has worked in the energy industry for more than 30 years and has been a union member for just as long. Earlier this summer he became president of Prospect’s new overarching Energy Sector.


Prospect concerned at threat to Scotland's disease surveillance capability
  • 22 August 2019

Prospect is calling on Scotland's Rural College and the Scottish Government to urgently review proposals to close regional post-mortem facilities resulting in the loss of key scientific, research and analytical expertise vital for disease control.


Museum of London staff vote for industrial action
  • 11 September 2019

Prospect union members working at the Museum of London have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action after the museum imposed a below-inflation pay rise of 1.5%.


Tech workers need a collective voice
  • 09 September 2019

A Prospect motion calling for a greater role for workers in developing and deploying new technology at work was passed by delegates at the Trades Union Congress in Brighton.


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.


Unions vote for action on climate crisis
  • 10 September 2019

Climate took centre stage at the Trades Union Congress on Tuesday afternoon as delegates backed motions on the climate crisis, green jobs and a Just Transition for workers


Prospect writes to Cabinet Secretary demanding he protect civil servants
  • 13 September 2019

Prospect deputy general secretary Garry Graham has written to Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill demanding he protect civil servants.


Prospect concerned at threat to Scotland's disease surveillance capability
  • 22 August 2019

Prospect is calling on Scotland's Rural College and the Scottish Government to urgently review proposals to close regional post-mortem facilities resulting in the loss of key scientific, research and analytical expertise vital for disease control.


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.


Support our shipyards, protect our seafarers
  • 10 September 2019

Prospect delegates stood in solidarity with transport unions representing seafarers at the Trades Union Congress in Brighton.