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Prospect has today published two further documents to aid members in Scotland when casting their vote in the referendum.

Prospect – the trade union representing Archaeologists, FAME (the Employers organisation) and IfA (the Institute for Archaeology) today launched a joint statement in which all three organisations set out a joint commitment to find ways of improving salary levels, standards and the promotion of Archaeology as a highly skilled profession.

Prospect has written to Owen Paterson, secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs seeking an urgent meeting on the impact of funding cuts on Kew Gardens and Wakehurst Place.

Prospect members and guests from heritage organisations across the UK gathered in London in April to discuss the impact of austerity measures and debate how to defend the sector in the tough times ahead.

The devastating impact of austerity on the UK's museums, galleries and other heritage organisations was highlighted by speakers who called for a national campaign to win over the public and politicians on the first morning of Prospect's national conference in Glasgow.

Museum cuts illogical
05 June 2013