NUT strike over pay and conditions – 1 and 17 October

NUT strike over pay and conditions – 1 and 17 October

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As you may have read in the media, the NUT along with NASWUT will be striking on the 1 and 17 October in dispute over pay, pensions, working conditions and jobs.

They will be striking in the following areas:


  • 1 October – Eastern, Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside Government regions.
  • 17 October – North East Government region, Cumbria, London, South East and South West Government regions.

  • The Musicians’ Union will not be taking part in this action and you are reminded that it is illegal for the MU to instruct its members not to cross a picket line. However, in the knowledge that you may be breaching your contract, this is a matter of conscience for you to take individually. MU members should not undertake additional duties which would normally be undertaken by colleagues in other unions during the strikes.

    If you are an instrumental teacher working in a school and are affected by the closure of schools due to the strike on the two days, you are advised to refer to the terms and conditions of your contract with the school.

    Issues to do with pay will have to be dealt with individually as it will depend on the circumstances. If an MU member’s employment is affected by the “day of action” and they need advice on their own obligations, they will need to contact their regional office as soon as possible.

    For more information about the strike please go to: www.teachers.org.uk

    MU member who have a Qualified Teacher Status (PGCE or QTS) are able to join the NUT at their local rate by telephoning 0845 3001666.

    If you are an instrumental teacher working in a school and are affected by the closure of schools due to the strikes, you are advised to refer to the terms and conditions of your contract with the school. For example, in cases of lesson cancellation or being asked to cover the work of a colleague on strike. Only NUT members who’ve been balloted are entitled to strike but any MU members needing advice on their own obligations should contact their regional office as soon as possible.

    Posted: September 26, 2013

    Categories: Teachers' Section