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Yesterday the Irish Congress of Trade Unions took the decision to close their office in Belfast for a period of two weeks from Monday 16th March, as a result of the ongoing issues with the spread of the Covid-19 virus. As Prospect's Belfast is located in the ICTU Office this effectively means the Prospect Office will also close.

Shift workers are at an increased risk of having poor mental health, according to a study.

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Ambitious targets need to be set and a significant ramping up of activity is required in order to achieve the net zero commitment by 2045 set recently by the First Minister, Prospect has said in response to the Scottish government’s consultation on offshore wind.

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Grahame Robinson 1959-2020
  • 11 November 2020

Prospect is sad to report that Grahame Robinson, full-time convenor for BAE Surface Ships branch at HMNB Portsmouth passed away recently.


Giving every child a chance
  • 04 November 2020

Karen Flanagan is the Head of Special Education and Inclusive Intervention Services in the London Borough of Camden, and is also a Prospect member who sits on the Education and Children’s Services Group Executive Council. She talks to Boc Ly about her career, the impact of the pandemic and her belief in unions.


Prospect energy survey 2020 results
  • 14 December 2020

In early November, Prospect held a survey of its energy professionals to gauge the experiences and views of members across the sector.


Environment Agency members suspend industrial action
  • 21 November 2019

Members working for the Environment Agency in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, the East and West Midlands and Northamptonshire have suspended their industrial action.


Heritage Group Statement on Black Lives Matter
  • 19 August 2020

Prospect is actively involved in the heritage sector representing members across museums and galleries. Following the death of George Floyd and renewed interest in Black Lives Matters, members in our Heritage Group set out a plan to reflect our responsibilities individually and collectively on racism and race equity.


Members’ Update on BT Severance Terms
  • 15 January 2021

Following the overwhelming rejection by members of the company’s severance terms proposals the union wrote to BT, informing them of the result and pressed them to reopen negotiations with the union.


Prospect updates advice for Prison Service workers
  • 31 March 2020

Prospect has drawn up advice for Prison Service workers on what constitutes reasonable temporary alternate work roles.


Prospect energy survey 2020 results
  • 14 December 2020

In early November, Prospect held a survey of its energy professionals to gauge the experiences and views of members across the sector.


Benefits assessment contractor withdraws pay offer
  • 20 April 2020

The company which carries out assessments for disability, injury and ill health benefit claims has withdrawn a pay offer it made to staff before the coronavirus lockdown.

 


Wendy’s antarctic adventure
  • 25 February 2020

Prospect member, Wendy Searle, has completed a breath-taking expedition to the South Pole which involved a 400-mile route up a never-before-climbed glacier to reach the heart of the Antarctic continent


Prospect statement following reports referee targeted with threatening messages
  • 07 January 2019

Prospect, the independent union for Professional Referees in Scotland, is appalled by media reports that a referee may have been targeted with threatening messages.


Continuing poor behaviour at Atkins extends to global parent group
  • 11 May 2020

One week after Prospect raised objections to several highly contentious practices and proposals being considered at Atkins, it has emerged that their global parent company has recently come under fire in Canada for similar industrial poor behaviour.