Industrial Action

Industrial action can involve employees 'going on strike' or taking other action, like for example, refusing to do overtime. The latter would be referred to as ‘action short of a strike’.

Industrial action happens when trade union members are in a dispute with their employers and the dispute has not been solved through negotiations.

A trade union can only call for industrial action if a majority of its members involved support it and this is ascertained by way of a 'ballot'. 

For academy settings communications will be direct with you as the employer as opposed to the local authority, which is the case for maintained settings.

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