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    • Funny_V
    • By Funny_V 11th Feb 18, 2:07 PM
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    Usage of time while on strike
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    • 11th Feb 18, 2:07 PM
    Usage of time while on strike 11th Feb 18 at 2:07 PM
    Hi,
    I was wondering how free is the time spent by an employee on strike?
    Assuming that while a union member he participates on a strike, is he allowed to attend a job interview while he is on strike?
    Is the on-strike-time at employee's disposal as annual leave is?
    Thank you in advance :-)
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    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 11th Feb 18, 2:12 PM
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    Yes, but bear in mind that the union might call the strike off at the last minute, in which case you'd have to go to work, so don't make any plans you can't unmake.

    Also the union might expect you to do stuff eg picket if you want strike pay.
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 11th Feb 18, 2:50 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 2:50 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 2:50 PM
    Yes, but bear in mind that the union might call the strike off at the last minute, in which case you'd have to go to work, so don't make any plans you can't unmake.

    Also the union might expect you to do stuff eg picket if you want strike pay.
    Originally posted by zagfles
    Do any unions actually pay 'strike pay' any more?
    • ohreally
    • By ohreally 11th Feb 18, 3:24 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 3:24 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 3:24 PM
    Do any unions actually pay 'strike pay' any more?
    Originally posted by TELLIT01
    Sometimes the strikers full pay is paid.
    • Wyndham
    • By Wyndham 11th Feb 18, 4:08 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 4:08 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 4:08 PM
    There is a major University strike coming up, and I'm not striking myself, but my husband is. I plan to leave him a list of jobs to do around the house

    More seriously, he isn't getting paid for strike days, so I take that to mean he is 'free' to do what he wants to do. He's also made a contribution to the hardship fund - they do still exist but this one pays a maximum of 50 per day.
    • JReacher1
    • By JReacher1 11th Feb 18, 4:17 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 4:17 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 4:17 PM
    I believe the RMT have made payments of between 150-200 to their members for the strikes they have been on. The amount seems to vary for each train company
    • nicechap
    • By nicechap 11th Feb 18, 5:38 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 5:38 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 5:38 PM
    Hi,
    I was wondering how free is the time spent by an employee on strike?
    Assuming that while a union member he participates on a strike, is he allowed to attend a job interview while he is on strike?
    Is the on-strike-time at employee's disposal as annual leave is?
    Thank you in advance :-)
    Originally posted by Funny_V
    What did you vote on? Have your union told you what & when the action is? Is it full withdrawal of labour or something short of it like work to rule?

    You may like to chat to colleagues to find out what they intend to do to gauge their reaction to your plan/ find out what the normal behaviour is.

    As Zagfles advises above, collective action often has the effect of galvanising management to address the problem and hand and action if called off. Also, sometimes, the company may take legal action to prevent the collective action.

    So don't bank on being able to go on an interview until the day itself.
    Quote was right and saw into the future.
    • Funny_V
    • By Funny_V 11th Feb 18, 7:06 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 7:06 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 7:06 PM
    Thank you for your responses.
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