The Educator Strikes Back

Another day, another strike action. This time schools are facing another wave of strikes from the National Educators Union over pay and conditions at the start of July. Despite a pay deal offered of 5% for 2022-2023, this has been rejected by the union for representing a real term pay cut under inflation of 1.9% [...]

By |2023-07-07T09:26:52+00:00July 7th, 2023|Industrial Action, Trade Unions|0 Comments

Teacher’s Strike – Impact on Employee Childcare

As any users of public services will have noticed, there has been a flurry of industrial action this winter. One sector striking is school teachers who have planned national strikes on 1 February, 15 March and 16 March with regional strikes expected on 14 February, 28 February, 1 March and 2 March. There are also [...]

By |2023-01-30T15:59:17+00:00January 30th, 2023|Flexible Working, Industrial Action, Parental leave|0 Comments

Do Employees Taking Industrial Action Still Have the Right to Picket Their Workplace During Lockdown?

This week’s case looks at whether employees who are taking lawful industrial action still have the right to picket their workplace (the practice of protesting at the entrance of a workplace and encouraging fellow employees to withhold their labour) during the Covid-19 lockdown. Under the current lockdown regulations, you are not supposed to leave your [...]