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New Government science fund announced but Prospect warns more is needed to keep UK science internationally competitive

Met Office HQ
Rob Woodward appointment welcomed by Prospect

Nuclear plant workers
Prospect senior deputy general secretary Sue Ferns welcomes Wylfa decision but calls for government to take broad view

The unfolding row over UK participation in the EU's Galileo satellite programme demonstrates the need to recognise the structures and values to underpin international science collaboration.

Nuclear decommissioning
Prospect, the Union representing professional, technical and specialist staff at the Dounreay nuclear facility in Caithness, has joined with Phil Craig,  CEO of the site operating company DSRL, in supporting the A’Mhoine bid to become the UK’s vertical launch spaceport facility in a bid to create new high quality jobs for the north of Scotland.  Dounreay’s other unions, the GMB and Unite, have already come out in support of the project.