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Covering break duty when on strike

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by blackdog99, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. No, it is not strike breaking. If the school is open or partially open to pupils it stands to reason that H & S is paramount, therefore breaks need to be covered. break duty is part and parcel of a teachers duties. Your duty could be covered by a non union member or member of support staff.

  2. modgepodge

    modgepodge Established commenter

    My school in June thought it would be breaking the rules, but the people who were on duty in the morning were not in striking unions so it didn't matter.If break duty is part of a teacher's duty and they're striking surely it shouldn't be covered. If that means the kids have to stay inside, or the school can't open, that's the point, surely?
    In the afternoon there was a KS1 playtime, and only Y2 were in, and the Y1 teacher should have been on duty. The school said to the Y2 teacher it was up to her - tell the kids not to go out cos she didn't want to do the duty and teach them for 15 extra mins, or take them out herself. I suspect she let them go out and did the duty!

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