Hi everyone, just after some advice from the knowledgeable folks on here. My Mum has been in teaching for 30+ years and is consequently both a successful and expensive teacher. She has been doing a phased retirement which started in September 2014 on a 1 year 2 1/2 day a week contract. Today she's been told her contact in September will be a sliding scale where she will be doing 2 days a week until May/June when her exam groups leave then they'll put her down to 1 day and will only pay her as such. I can't believe that this is possible or legal. Surely if they do this with her, they can do it for any teacher and we will all lose pay when they stop paying us for gained time. I've told her to get on to the NUT first thing tomorrow morning but I just wondered if anybody has any other advice for her. I do wonder also whether she could file for constructive dismissal if they give her no option but to sign this new contract. Help would be much appreciated! Thank you in anticipation!