Energy

From generation to transmission, Prospect represents the interests of over 22,000 members working across all parts of the energy sector.

Prospect represents the interests of over 22,000 members working across all parts of the energy sector.

Our members are engineers, managers and specialists employed in energy generation, transmission and distribution companies across the UK.

They are engaged in operational and technical management, research and development, the establishment and monitoring of safety standards, both environmentally and in the workplace.

In addition to negotiating on pay and bonus systems, career development and pensions, Prospect leads the union contribution to the energy supply industry’s National Health and Safety Advisory Committee and Powering Improvement. Prospect also has a seat on the nuclear industry’s skills strategy group and EDI Council and works with Renewable UK.

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Dignity at work

The energy sector is facing some major challenges, and it is poorly equipped to face them. Prospect is deeply concerned at the current state of working life for many employees in the sector, and our Dignity at Work campaign hopes to change this.
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Nuclear

Prospect policy backs new nuclear build as a vital part of the balanced energy mix needed if the UK is to meet its twin future challenges of low carbon energy and security of supply.

Prospect has members in each of the 19 licensed nuclear sites and associated civil nuclear liabilities in the UK – making it the largest union representing workers in the UK nuclear industry.

The union’s 12,000 nuclear industry members are employed in:

  • power generation
  • defueling
  • decommissioning
  • waste management
  • research and technology
  • reprocessing­
  • fuel manufacturing
  • safety assessment and regulation
  • contractors and the supply chain
  • training organisations
  • government policy.

In addition to campaigning on our members’ behalf for decent pay and careers, and a safe and stable work environment, Prospect also speaks nationally on their behalf on a range of stakeholder bodies such as:

  • the National Skills Academy
  • the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s National Nuclear Development Forum
  • the Office for Nuclear Regulation’s Transition Advisory Committee
  • and Trade Unionists for Safe Nuclear Energy.

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News and analysis

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John Storey · 9 June 2021
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9 June 2021
A new document setting out how it intends to work with its member companies to promote best…
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8 June 2021
EDF has announced that it is to move it’s Dungeness B nuclear facility from outage to…
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Sue Ferns · 7 June 2021
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22 April 2021
Today is both Earth Day and the beginning of a major international climate summit.
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21 April 2021
Trade unions have warned that a new wave of redundancies at Springfields Fuels Ltd, the…
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