I'm surprised this hasn't been posted about already. Anyway, I'd like your opinions on the talk of industrial action. Apparently 'it's a matter of when, not if.' Near the end a member commented it would be very difficult for temporary teachers to work to rule when under pressure to do what they can to gain permanent employment. We were told that this would not be a problem if all members stand in solidarity and are supportive of temporary colleagues. Firstly, if the majority of members votes in favour of industrial action does that mean all members have to take part? Secondly (and I suppose only if the answer to the first is no), how would you advise a colleague in the following hypothetical situation: long term supply in a school with no union rep, where union activity is discouraged, no other staff attended the open meeting, seem unconvinced about the reality of threats and are unlikely to take part in industrial action if it's optional. How does that colleague play his part in the fight without being single out as uncommitted by a management team he's trying to impress?