Local representatives

 

Local representatives

As well as receiving expert advice from Prospect's team of full-time negotiations officers, members are also entitled to professional advice and support from our network of local, elected representatives.

People working togetherLocal representatives ensure that:

  • members are kept informed of major industrial relations and professional issues
  • members are represented on local consultative committees dealing with staff issues and concerns
  • individual members are represented in pursuing complaints and disciplinary matters
  • groups of members are represented on collective issues
  • liaison with other trade unions in the local authority takes place where appropriate.

Our local representatives are based across the UK, and act as the first point of contact between members and their employers. They are elected by branches of members working in local authorities, or by members working in private or voluntary sector organisations which undertake similar functions.

We run termly events for local ECS Group reps to update them on industry-specific issues.

If you are interested in becoming an ECS Group local representative, contact wakefield@prospect.org.uk for further information.

 

Resources for ECS group reps


Update for ECS Members on Autumn Term return 2020   info
I wanted to send a brief note to members to let you know that following interventions, including a meeting with the Secretary of State, Gavin Williamson MP that Prospect’s Education and Children’s Services Group is playing as full a part as we can in the Department for Education Covid 19 Response Stakeholder Advisory Group. The focus of this group is on extending schools opening in England in the autumn term, and it includes key stakeholders as well as officials and ministerial input from the DfE. It is disappointing that the group was not set up earlier, and like our members it feels that we are catching up with announcements, leaks and policy that can feel that it is made ‘on the hoof’ rather than through good consultation with the shared of supporting the needs of children and young people.
 01 July 2020 

Update for ECS Members on Autumn Term return 2020   info
I wanted to send a brief note to members to let you know that following interventions, including a meeting with the Secretary of State, Gavin Williamson MP that Prospect’s Education and Children’s Services Group is playing as full a part as we can in the Department for Education Covid 19 Response Stakeholder Advisory Group. The focus of this group is on extending schools opening in England in the autumn term, and it includes key stakeholders as well as officials and ministerial input from the DfE. It is disappointing that the group was not set up earlier, and like our members it feels that we are catching up with announcements, leaks and policy that can feel that it is made ‘on the hoof’ rather than through good consultation with the shared of supporting the needs of children and young people.
 01 July 2020 

Returning to School – Prospect / TUC Education Unions' statement   info
Prospect’s Education and Children’s Services Group (ECS Group) has joined other TUC Education Unions today in calling for the Government to work with unions to create conditions for a safe return to schools.
 13 May 2020 

ECSG members – COVID-19 update from Prospect   info
The rapid escalation of the coronavirus pandemic is affecting every one of Prospect’s members and their families...
 19 March 2020