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Unions are celebrating a victory as the Court of Appeal has confirmed that the Department for Transport cannot change its sickness absence rules without agreement.

Prospect pays tribute to the professionalism of  members working as London Gatwick air traffic control officers and systems engineers, many of whom have transferred to Deutsch Flugsicherung, the German state-owned service provider.

Prospect has paid tribute to the professionalism of  members working as London Gatwick air traffic control officers (ATCOs) and systems engineers, many of whom have today transferred to ANS, a subsidiary of Deutsch Flugsicherung (DFS), the German state-owned service provider.

Prospect, PCS and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have agreed to engage in discussions with the conciliation service, ACAS on a range of issues in dispute.

The staff, based at HMS Sultan and HMS Collingwood, run technical apprentice courses for clients including Network Rail and EDF. They have been seeking a reasonable settlement since June this year.