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This Thursday Prospect, alongside PCS and FDA, will be in court attending the judicial review we have launched to challenge the government’s inadequate civil service pay remit guidance.

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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

(l-r) Sean Jones, QC; Marion Scovell, Prospect head of legal; Amy Rogers, counsel; Emma Hawksworth, solicitor at Slater & Gordon; Mohammad Naeem
The Supreme Court made a landmark ruling protecting employees against pay discrimination based on race or religious grounds.

The Ministry of Justice has issued final details of the 2016 pay award proposals. On-going pay restraint and an overall paybill cap of 1% as set out by the Cabinet Office guidance, mean issues like a decent consolidated increase for all cannot be addressed.

Scales of justice
Pattinson & Brewer, Prospect's solicitors, outline why the new sentencing guidelines for health and safety infringements offer some hope that the playing field may being levelled after years of health and safety laws being diluted and ridiculed as 'red tape' 

Labour slams FSS closure
28 February 2012