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One in five employees worked unpaid overtime in 2019, according to new analysis of official statistics by the TUC.

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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MOD workers back their reps on pay
  • 25 February 2020

Prospect members in the Ministry of Defence support their Group Council’s opposition to funding pay increases by sacrificing terms and conditions. They also backed the Group’s decision to reject the 2019 pay offer.


Schools re-opening and the role of professional education advisers
  • 22 May 2020

Prospect national secretary Steve Thomas, who works on behalf of the union’s Education and Children’s Services Group (ECSG) members, reflects on an incredible few weeks for the sector since the Prime Minister’s announcement about schools reopening.


RenewableUK sets vision for our energy system of the future
  • 28 May 2020

There will be a huge expansion of green hydrogen, wind energy and other clean power sources as the UK transitions from fossil fuels to renewables, says a new report from RenewableUK.


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.


Furlough deal for National Trust staff on flexible hours contracts
  • 09 April 2020

Prospect has negotiated protection for flexible hour contract staff in the National Trust.


Covid-19 Update
  • 18 May 2020

Update on discussions with BT regarding Covid 19 global pandemic. 


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.


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.


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.