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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We’ve launched our energy skills hub, to help energy sector workers refresh their skills, learn more about the transition to renewables and offer exclusive insight into employers who have done it right.
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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

News
24 September 2021
It has been reported that the government is in talks with interested parties abut building…
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23 September 2021
Prospect general secretary Mike Clancy has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak urging him to…
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News
22 September 2021
More than 50 Prospect energy reps attended sector conference in London on Tuesday, 21…
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News
22 September 2021
Prospect and Unite which represent workers at Springfields Nuclear Fuels near Preston have…
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News
20 September 2021
Recent days have seen wholesale gas prices shooting up and the UK Business Secretary in…
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News
20 September 2021
Prospect, Unite and the GMB have joined forces to demand government bring forward a…
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News
16 September 2021
A large fire at a substation in Kent has caused the UK to shut down a major interconnector…
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Blog
16 September 2021
Kathryn Sosville, an independent assessor at Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd and a member of…
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