Prospect

Journey to digital – developing new tools for reps

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The medium and language may be changing, but there is a lot about the move to digital that looks like traditional union organising. It is about bringing together the best of both worlds – new digital opportunities and effective organising. Unions have thrived when people have reacted to injustice...

Joint union project helps Somerset social enterprise improve lives and communities

The Union Learning Fund (ULF) project at Hinkley Point C, “Building a Learning Legacy”, has been supporting a not-for-profit social enterprise giving training and work experience in Somerset. Somerset Care and Repair (SCR) brings empty homes across the county back into use, making them available to...

Prospect fringe focuses on Apprenticeships

At this year's Prospect union conference in Bournemouth a packed fringe meeting focused on the question "Is apprenticeship reform the answer to the UK’s skills crisis?". With one quarter of UK vacancies remaining unfilled due to skills shortages, and technical and analytical skills being particularly lacking, the event looked at the apprenticeship...
Unions

London exhibition showcases the role of technicians

This week a new exhibition at London’s Mall Galleries aims to highlight the role of technicians in the workplace. Technicians Make it Happen, commissioned by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, seeks to challenge outdated notions of who technicians are and what they do. Through photography, painting, video and artefacts, the free exhibition explores...
Unions

Prospect opens a poster competition for creative technicians

Prospect, the union which represents scientists and engineers, has taken a creative approach to building interest in professional registration. Earlier this week Prospect launched a poster competition to encourage more technicians, and those in technical roles, to demonstrate their work. The competition is open for technicians and apprentices who...
Unions

The positive difference unions make

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It is a little known fact, but, each year, more than 200,000 people are given training and learning opportunities through their union. As well as helping workers to become more skilled and productive, unions make workplaces better environments to work in. Take the example of Mary Sherwood , a...