If I had a permanent, full time contract I would be striking on Wednesday, easy decision. However, I have only just got my first part-time temporary position, which I have started, but have absolutely no written contract. With no contract in writing I feel on very shaky ground striking. Plus the very last thing I want to do is refuse to work. Added to this I work supply on the other days when it is available in my subject and have already lost several days' pay since August due to being paid at the underclass rate Would I be "safe" striking without any contract in writing? As an employer, I would be less than impressed with someone striking in their first couple of weeks in a job. Given that I would want to apply for a permanent or longer term job at this school if it came up, I can't help thinking that striking wouldn't be a good idea in my precarious position! Any sensible comments please?