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GMB advice on NUT Strike

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

GMB ADVICE TO MEMBERS REGARDING NUT STRIKE ON 5th JULY 2016

GMB members have not been balloted and by law cannot be called upon to take part in industrial action on 5th July.  Members should work normally without undermining those who are on strike.

What does “work normally” mean?

It means you should work in accordance with your contract of employment and your usual duties. 

What about picket lines?

The Code of Practice on Picketing says “Everyone has the right to decide for himself whether he will cross a picket line.”  If you decide not to cross a picket line because you feel at risk you should contact your manager to explain that you are not on strike but you were too intimidated to cross the picket line.

What if the workplace (eg school) is closed?

If your workplace is closed you should notify your employer that you are not on strike and you are available for work as usual, therefore you should be paid.
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