Recognition grows for Prospect

Recognition grows for Prospect

Since the day of its launch (1 November) Prospect, the new union for 104,000 professional and managerial staff, has secured sole recognition deals at two new companies.

  • 07 Nov 2001

The latest agreements have been signed with NRG Energy Ltd, owners of a gas powered plant in Killingholme near Grimsby, and British Gas, covering employees working at its South Humber power plant.

The move means that Prospect is recognised by over 340 employers and even more bargaining units, representing members working in government departments, other public bodies, the electricity supply industry and many more private companies.

Since January 2000, Prospect – which combines the expertise of the Institution of Professionals, Managers and Specialists with the Engineers’ and Managers’ Association – has signed over 25 recognition deals with, among others:

- British Board of Agrément
- Nirex, the nuclear industry radioactive waste executive
- Science Museums Trading Company
- Liverpool airport
- British Veterinary Association
- Teachers Benevolent Fund
- National Trust for Scotland

Following the recent introduction of employment legislation giving unions right to recognition where they can demonstrate a majority of staff are in membership, Prospect’s ongoing success in gaining recognition reflects its increasing membership.