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Prospect Branch Number 007 - Stirred but never Shaken!

Welcome to the home page of the Natural History Museum Branch

Prospect has real influence here at the Natural History Museum and the employer recognises the positive role of unions in the workplace. We have formal recognition as being representative of the collective staff interest for specialist grades at the Museum (curators, conservators, learning specialists, scientists etc). Significantly, we have the right to negotiate on your pay and terms and conditions of employment and to be consulted formally on many other issues affecting staff - including restructuring proposals, personnel policies and procedures, and potential redundancies

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Natural History Museum members automatically get access to our full eBranch content when they log into the national Prospect website. This includes all the usual minutes and reports from meetings and campaigns we're involved in, as well as a members only forum.

You can contact the NHM branch committee by e-mail to [email protected]

The views expressed on this site are not necessarily the views of Prospect nationally.

Important information for new employees:

Unions at the Museum have helped to get full Museum Sick Pay rates reinstated for new staff.  Management had removed Museum Sick Pay for new staff in 2006 so it's been a long battle! 


Title: Academic Life on a Casual Contract - a briefing document for academic staff on fixed-term contracts (November 2009)

Title: Researchers periodic review ("5 Year Plan") and Researcher Expectations - TUS Response May 2007

Title: Civil Service Pensions Explained: Phil Carpenter. HQ Pensions' Advisor, gave this excellent presentation july 07 to the NHM prior to the pensions' ballot on proposed changes to the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

The views expressed on this site are not necessarily the views of Prospect nationally.