Public service news updates

Home Office treatment of its specialist staff is ‘deplorable’, says Prospect.

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

Morale among senior, professional and expert staff in the Scottish Prison Service has been hit by a divisive and unfair pay offer, Prospect has warned.

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Prospect, which representing thousands of civil servants, has hit back at reports that the government may not respect the purdah convention if there is an immediate general election.

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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.