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Prospect Scotland Regional Branch

Welcome to Scotland Regional Branch

Members in this branch work in many different sectors and employers. The things that bring us together are; we have all joined Prospect Trade Union, we all live in Scotland and we all know the personal and collective benefits of joining in a union. Join Us

Prospect is the trade union for professionals. Prospect's members are engineers, scientists, managers and specialists in areas as diverse as agriculture, defence, education and children's services, energy, environment, heritage, shipbuilding, telecoms and transport. We are the largest union in the UK representing professional engineers and we have a growing membership in the tech sector.  Its hard to define a typical member, but here are stories from some of us.

Our website can tell you more about what Prospect stands for and gives some examples of what kind of national campaigns we are running.  Our Bectu sector is also running some specific campaigns.

Some of the questions non-members frequently ask are;

What actually does a trade union do?

Its a good question, and if you haven't experienced the benefits of a trade union before then its also a common one. We have a leaflet and some short videos here What-is-a-trade-union? and here Benefits of Organising at Work which might help.

If you want to talk to someone about this, use the email below and a real person will be in touch with you. Or look out for one of our webinars here, they run frequently and if anything still isnt clear you can ask specific questions in the Q+A session.

What are the benefits of being in a union?

There are many personal benefits of being a union member, things that directly benefit you financially. These are on top of  the advice and support you can get and the knowledge that you are joining an organisation that is speaking up to improve the lives of people at work. Many people find these are enough to justify joining. Explore our website to discover more or take a look at the benefits of being a member and then Join Us.

As if that wasn't enough, there is more that can happen when members in one workplace organise together ... that may lead you to the next question.

Can you help me organise (get more members) in my workplace?

Another good question. In the vast majority of cases, where there is no union already in existence then the answer is YES!, we will support you to organise in your workplace. Just a note of caution - if there is a different union already representing members in your workplace, then organising with Prospect may not be appropriate, if you are unsure get in touch and we can talk this through. 


People like you, all over Scotland, are benefiting from being in a trade union, and those benefits grow when more people join. So, Join Us now or if you have any other questions you can contact 

Unions grow when members talk to colleagues and spread the word. If your are going to join, then it probably benefits you to ask a colleague to join too.  To help you share - here are some links:


Follow us on social media. @ProspectScot or @ProspectUnion. You can find us on facebook and instagram too.

What is a Trade Union:

Link to the next webinar:

The benefits of being a member:

Organise in Your Workplace:

Leaflet about personal benefits of joining:

Leaflet about collective benefits of joining and organising

Video about collective benefits of joining and organising

The views expressed on this site are not necessarily the views of Prospect nationally.