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MPs must not allow clock to tick down to No Deal, Prospect warns

A survey of Prospect’s members has revealed their overwhelming pessimism about the impact of the government’s deal on their industries, and on their work. 

Prospect members at Tolpuddle festival
Prospect Scotland is delighted to announce that membership in the branches supported by the Edinburgh Office grew for the sixth successive year in 2018. Thanks to the efforts of reps, Edinburgh office staff and other colleagues, Prospect Scotland recruited 896 new members in 2018, compared to 802 in 2017 – an 11% increase. So, overall membership, based on members joining and members leaving, grew by 48 – an increase of 0.55% on the year.


Prospect welcomes carrier refit announcement
  • 10 January 2019

Prospect has welcomed the news that Babcock's Rosyth Dockyard has been awarded a £5m contract to do a hull survey and underwater systems maintenance on HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy's aircraft carrier

ECS seminar rounds off union week
  • 13 November 2018

Prospect’s education and children services group held a professional seminar in Birmingham on 10 November

Prospect joins Scottish Just Transition Commission
  • 12 January 2019

Prospect’s National Secretary for Scotland, Richard Hardy, has been announced as one of the members of Scotland’s Just Transition Commission

DEFRA imposes 2018 pay award
  • 06 December 2018

Prospect reps in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will shortly be launching a consultation exercise to find out what members are prepared to do about their pay.

London archaeologists to vote on industrial action
  • 23 October 2018

Prospect will be balloting Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) members over support for industrial action after they rejected their annual pay offer.

Union support at every stage of life
  • 19 December 2018

Union membership doesn’t have to end when your current role does – Prospect offers a range of benefits and support to members leaving their current job. If you are affected by redundancy, retirement or a change in career, we’re here for you.

Prospect members reject MoJ pay offer
  • 17 August 2018

Prospect members in the Ministry of Justice have overwhelmingly rejected a five-year pay offer which would have meant significant changes to their terms and conditions

Prospect response to reports Hitachi is suspending investment in Wylfa
  • 11 January 2019

Is the government too busy with Brexit to discharge its duties on other things like nuclear?

Joint union statement on the judicial review brought by former First Minister
  • 11 January 2019

Senior Officials from FDA, PCS, Prospect and the Council of Scottish Government Unions met the Permanent Secretary at the Scottish Government on 10 January to discuss the outcome of the judicial review taken by the former First Minister Alex Salmond


Curator of invertebrates creates new branch at Bristol Zoo
  • 23 October 2018

Mark Bushell, curator of invertebrates at Bristol Zoo, left a career in the pub trade to follow his lifelong passion for natural history. He has since had an insect named after him and built a Prospect branch from scratch! Boc Ly reports

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.

Prospect air traffic controllers stand in solidarity with colleagues affected by the US federal shutdown
  • 14 January 2019

Members of Prospect’s Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCOs) branch have offered solidarity – and financial support – to their comrades affected by the US government shutdown in the US.