February will see the Teachers strikes cause school closures, but can you take time off work and do you get paid? David Harris discusses this concern with Andrew Peach on the BBC Berkshire Breakfast Show: https://dphlegal.com/david-harris-discusses-the-teachers-strike-on-bbc-berkshire/%C2%A0 Regarding the upcoming strike action, David is available for any legal advice you may need. About David Harris David Philip Harris is a highly-regarded employment solicitor with over 10 years of experience in advising employees and employers on employment law matters. He is a frequent contributor to BBC Radio Berkshire and People Management Magazine. David has represented individual and corporate clients in the employment tribunal as well as the High Court and County Court. David is a member of The Law Society and The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA UK). NEU teachers strike Schedule England and Wales After balloting 300,000 teachers and support staff, the UK’s largest education union, the National Education Union (NEU), announced seven strike days in February and March: 1 February: All schools in England and Wales 14 February: All schools in Wales 28 February: North and north-west England, Yorkshire and Humber 1 March: East Midlands, West Midlands, and the NEU’s eastern region 2 March: South-east and south-west England, and London 15 and 16 March: All schools in England and Wales NEU teachers in sixth-form colleges in England, who have already been striking, in a separate pay dispute, will also walk out on these dates. Wales The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) is taking action short of a strike from 1 February, including not attending meetings after 17:00 and refusing to engage with school inspectors. Scotland Teachers are striking in two local authorities per day until 6 February. The Educational Institute of Scotland and two other unions will also walk out on 28 February and 1 March. And the EIS will hold 20 further strike days from 13 March to 21 April. Northern Ireland Most teachers in Northern Ireland are walking out for half a day on 21 February. Teachers from five unions have been taking action short of a strike since October.
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