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covering a striking teacher!?

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by tafkam, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. ROSIEGIRL

    ROSIEGIRL Lead commenter

    From local NAS/UWT advice -

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    Staff employed to provide cover





    • If an
    NASUWT supply teacher is contracted-in to do supply work on the day of a strike
    by other unions, they will be subject to deployment by the headteacher and the
    NASUWT would not advise them to refuse to cover even if they are deployed to
    cover a class/group affected by the industrial action.





    • If an
    NASUWT supply teacher is covering the timetable of someone on long-term
    absence, e.g. sickness or maternity leave, they should work their normal
    timetable.





    • If an
    NASUWT member has a contract which is wholly to provide cover for absence, they
    will be subject to deployment by the headteacher and the NASUWT would advise
    them to provide cover even if it is for a class/group affected by the
    industrial action.





    • If an
    NASUWT member has a contract of which only part is to provide cover for absence
    and they are asked to cover during their timetabled time for cover, the NASUWT
    would advise them to cover. If, however, they are asked to cover during their
    other timetabled time because the class/group they would normally have been
    timetabled to teach is not in school, they should decline to be reallocated to
    another class or group for the purposes of covering for a teacher who is taking
    industrial action.





    NB. In each of the statements above in this
    section where the NASUWT advice is not to provide cover, if a member is
    instructed to do so by the headteacher, they should protest, ask the
    headteacher to put the instruction in writing and provide the cover. They
    should, however, notify the NASUWT immediately. Members should not put
    themselves at risk of disciplinary action by refusing to follow an instruction
    of the headteacher

    I think the NB bit is quite important!
     
  2. ROSIEGIRL

    ROSIEGIRL Lead commenter

    From local union advice -

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    "Staff employed to provide cover





    • If an
    NASUWT supply teacher is contracted-in to do supply work on the day of a strike
    by other unions, they will be subject to deployment by the headteacher and the
    NASUWT would not advise them to refuse to cover even if they are deployed to
    cover a class/group affected by the industrial action.





    • If an
    NASUWT supply teacher is covering the timetable of someone on long-term
    absence, e.g. sickness or maternity leave, they should work their normal
    timetable.





    • If an
    NASUWT member has a contract which is wholly to provide cover for absence, they
    will be subject to deployment by the headteacher and the NASUWT would advise
    them to provide cover even if it is for a class/group affected by the
    industrial action.





    • If an
    NASUWT member has a contract of which only part is to provide cover for absence
    and they are asked to cover during their timetabled time for cover, the NASUWT
    would advise them to cover. If, however, they are asked to cover during their
    other timetabled time because the class/group they would normally have been
    timetabled to teach is not in school, they should decline to be reallocated to
    another class or group for the purposes of covering for a teacher who is taking
    industrial action.





    In
    each of the statements above in this section where the NASUWT advice is not to
    provide cover, if a member is instructed to do so by the headteacher, they
    should protest, ask the headteacher to put the instruction in writing and
    provide the cover. They should, however, notify the NASUWT immediately. Members
    should not put themselves at risk of disciplinary action by refusing to follow
    an instruction of the headteacher."



    The NB bit is really important!
     
  3. ROSIEGIRL

    ROSIEGIRL Lead commenter

    Sorry about the double posting and all that mess at the top - can't seem to get rid of it!
     

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