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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.

Civil service pension scheme members should not have to bear the cost of the government’s unlawful discrimination against younger members of public sector pension schemes.

The civil service is failing to address diversity imbalances in performance management outcomes – despite being aware of the problem for several years.

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.

Union leaders have laid down the gauntlet and asked political party leaders to pledge to end attacks on the civil service.