The conference, in London on 9-10 April, was attended by 90 delegates from 21 different unions. Prospect’s four delegates were Debbie Stringer (Sellafield); Elinor Harrison (EDF Energy); Abigail Rumsey (CABI); and Adam Rourke (Cavendish Nuclear).
Prospect’s motion on heritage sector funding was moved by Debbie Stringer, and called on the TUC to:
- continue to support and prioritise union campaigns in the heritage sector, such as Prospect’s recent “High Five Heritage” social media campaign
- highlight the continued low pay, short termism and underfunding in the sector
- promote the value of investing in our heritage.
Conference passed the motion, which was supported by speakers from BECTU and PCS.
Delegates voted to send a motion on fair pay for young workers to the TUC conference in September.
They also chose two campaigns for the TUC young workers’ forum to focus on in 2016-17:
- young workers’ pay and living standards
- education, skills and access to culture.
Prospect members aged 30 and under are encouraged to get involved with the union’s young professionals’ network. Please get in touch by emailing YPN@prospect.org.uk