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Basic pay increases in the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will no longer be linked to performance.

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Geraldine O’Connell, Prospect national secretary, talks about the union’s work in environment and rural affairs.

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Prospect members in the Environment Agency have rejected a proposal from a group of MPs to strip the organisation of its role in managing flood risk, saying that a shake-up of current structures would be a costly distraction from key priority of protecting lives, homes and livelihoods.

Prospect has concluded negotiations with London Waste on the 2016 pay offer. The company offered a 2.3% increase to basic pay and bonus payments of up to £550, based on meeting key performance indicators (KPIs).  

Prospect, the specialists’ and managers’ union, has reacted with fury at the “consultation” document issued by the Cabinet Office today on changes to civil service severance and redundancy terms.