0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

Forgotten your password?

Teachers strike action postponed – for the moment...

28 October 2013

The strike action planned by the NUT and NASUWT to take place before Christmas has been postponed. The announcement follows confirmation from Michael Gove that he was willing to meet for talks on performance related pay, pensions, workload and terms of employment. Speaking late last week Mr Gove said, “We have regular meetings with all the unions, but it is important to stress that no one should think that because a union goes on strike that it gets any special concessions.”

This will be seen as a victory for the unions, coming so quickly after October’s strike action. The action received particular criticism from parents on social media as it came following the introduction of fines for parents who take their children out of school in term time. The unions have warned that if insufficient progress is made, then further strike action would take place in February 2014. Given the wider context and economic climate, it is too early to say if a solution can be found that truly satisfies both sides.

Related opinions

Symptoms of menopause can constitute a disability

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently found that an employment tribunal was wrong to strike out a claim on grounds that menopausal symptoms did not amount to a disability under the Equality Act 2010 (Rooney v Leicester City Council).

View blog

Employment Appeal Tribunal rules no entitlement to pay for zero-hour worker during a period of suspension

In a recent case the Employment Appeal Tribunal determined that, as a zero-hour worker, the Claimant was not entitled to be paid whilst he was suspended pending an investigation into an allegation of misconduct.

View blog

Flexible working and leave for carers

The Government has launched a consultation today on potential changes to the statutory flexible working regime.

View blog

Importance of considering flexible working applications

An employment tribunal has awarded an employee almost £185,000 for indirect discrimination following a failure to adequately consider the employee’s flexible working request.

View blog

Mailing list sign up

Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up