https://www.tes.com/news/striking-isnt-answer-maybe So I think a new form of industrial action needs to take place if teachers want to make that stand and move things forward. Earlier this year, for instance, the bus-drivers of Okayama in Japan "struck" by carrying on working but not charging their passengers any fares. The action received worldwide attention and support. We cannot do quite that, but we could similarly carry on working as normal on a nominated “strike” day, without pay. Or, if that presents too many legal problems, perhaps donating all our pay that day to our cash-strapped schools or some other worthy charities. It is all about shaming. As with most teachers, I can’t really afford to work for nothing (though we often do, I know), but the day's pay would, of course, be docked anyway if we went on strike. Think of the far more powerful and meaningful message a day of working without pay would send to pupils, public, press and prime ministers alike. It's just my view, obviously, but maybe this kind of protest has far more chance of seriously grabbing hearts and minds than the disrupting or closing down of schools for a day? One of the more bonkers articles that have appeared recently. Giving a day's pay certainly sends a clear message to the government - teachers are paid too much and they can afford to subsidise schools so we can cut teachers pay and school budgets even further!