Advice please. As I'm sure some of you have, I have a work colleague stuck abroad due to sandstorrms. He is unable to get home before Thursday, despite his best efforts, and therefore I've had to make contingency plans and book supply in to cover this absence. My question is, what would you do about pay? I'm really torn between playing the party line and having to insist it's unpaid due to not being able to fulfil his duties and the school incurring supply costs. My heart says that's just a bit unfair..he's a great teacher and works damn hard. Is there a compromise to be reached? Or can he claim for loss of earnings on travel insurance? Genuinely want to do the right thing ...for him and school.. Thanks for any advice..