Making the difference for our members in Renewables

13 December 2023

Prospect represents more than 22,500 members across the entire energy sector, and an increasing number of them are working in renewables.

This is a fast-growing part of our membership, where we have signed recognition deals with Ørsted, RWE Renewables and SSE.

We believe that Prospect membership is an invaluable asset for all energy professionals but don’t just take our word for it.

We have produced a new leaflet to showcase some of the ways, both big and small, of how we have been able to help our renewables members. Here are just a selection of the success stories.

Collective bargaining over pay at Scottish Power

Due to the pressure being exerted by Prospect in pursuit of collective bargaining at Scottish Power Renewables, the employer awarded up to a 10% pay award to most Personal Contract holder members in renewables.

Promoting a Just Transition at EDF and RWE

In response to redundancies in thermal generation, with EDF Renewables and RWE Renewables as partners, Prospect designed and ran three seminars for members and potential members considering a move to renewables.

These seminars outlined the roles available in renewables businesses, the location of jobs and the competencies individuals would require to work in this sector.

Members were encouraged by the clear and concise statements about the value of their previous experience and the flexibility of employment in the renewables sector.

Prospect members were also given some meaningful and helpful advice on how best to present their underlying engineering, project management and soft skills so they were better placed to secure roles in the renewables sector.

Successful pay negotiations at Ørsted

Prospect negotiated a 7% pay increase, plus uplifts to flexibility and shift allowances.

Reasonable adjustments at Ørsted

Prospect negotiated reasonable adjustments or a windfarm technician returning after a work-related accident. This led to a review of occupational health, and a new emphasis on supporting return from absence, benefitting all staff.

Leave and allowance negotiations at SSE

Prospect negotiated a trial of directable leave for offshore workers on a 2-on/2-off work pattern. They will be able to take a week off in the year with the normal rules about line manager approval. We also negotiated pensionable offshore allowances.

Assisted members in personal contract reviews, enabling significant pay increases at EDF

Progression up personal contract scales is notoriously vague and difficult. On the basis of advice from Prospect and summarised data from other employers, members have been able to persuade their employer to redefine their role to enable significant pay increases above the personal contract norm and a more detailed personal development plan.

Download the leaflet and read more of our success stories in renewables from the Prospect Library.


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From generation to transmission, Prospect represents the interests of over 22,500 members working across all parts of the energy sector.