Public services industrial action template press release

Prospect members at [employer] in [area] to strike on 15 March

Members of Prospect union working at [EMPLOYER] in [AREA] are to take strike action on 15 March in a dispute over pay, job losses and redundancy terms. 

As well as strike action, workers will take continuous action short of a strike from 16 March. This will include only working contracted hours and an overtime ban.  

[There will be a picket line at ADDRESS from TIME until TIME on 15 March.] 

[EMPLOYER] is an important employer in [AREA] and performs an important public service providing [SHORT DESCRIPTION OF WHAT YOU DO]. 

Members of Prospect working at a number of different public sector employers are taking this action across the country. This is the largest industrial action Prospect members have taken in more than a decade. 

Prospect represents tens of thousands of specialist, technical, professional, managerial and scientific staff in the Civil Service.  

Mike Clancy, General Secretary of Prospect, said: 

"Our members in [EMPLOYER] and the rest of the public sector have seen their incomes decline by up to 26% over the past 13 years and their work taken for granted – they have had enough. 

“Bills are rocketing and pay is falling ever further behind the private sector, leaving our members with no option but to take industrial action. 

“We will continue our campaign until the government comes up with a meaningful offer. If it doesn’t do so soon, we may be left with no Civil Service to protect.” 


For further information please contact Prospect Media Officer Graham Moonie on 07889337719, [email protected] 

About Prospect 

Prospect, the union for ambition, represents 155,000 members in the public and private sectors. Prospect members work as curators, educators, engineers, scientists, managers and specialists in areas as diverse as agriculture, regulation, communications, defence, entertainment, energy, environment, heritage, industry, media and transport.