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Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by walnuthead, Nov 21, 2011.
Where is this quoted from? It does seem rather surprising.
pdf file on nasuwt website.
NATIONAL ACTION INSTRUCTION – STRIKE ACTION
<font face="EDEAJ O+ Helvetica,Helvetica" size="3">Members in the categories listed below are instructed to take one day of discontinuous strike action on
</font><font face="EDEAM B+ Helvetica Neue,Helvetica Neue" size="3">30 November</font><font face="EDEAJ O+ Helvetica,Helvetica" size="3">, should the TUC day of action on that date go ahead. </font>
NASUWT a moderate union? Not sure how you arrive at that conclusion. You might want to look more closely at their standpoint and public utterances on education issues over the past few years. You may change your mind.
However,it is usual for a trade union to instruct its members in this way. Members pay their dues, receive the comfort and support of the union etc. It could be said then that they are obliged to follow the democratic vote and act in accordance with the instructions of the union. If they cannot, then they should leave the union, in my opinion.
NASUWT are the only union that do not have a conscience clause for strike action i.e. if the union was out on strike all members had to go out on strike or leave the union. This stance is now illegal (they can not throw a non-strking member out of the union) but it still promoted.