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Handling industrial action: local authority

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Consultant editor: Laurie Anstis


  • The Local Government Association has produced a guide on responding to the prospect of industrial action. (See Industrial action guide)
  • A trade dispute can cover disputes about matters other than the traditional ones such as pay, although whether a dispute is lawfully a trade dispute may turn on its facts. (See What constitutes a trade dispute?)
  • The Supreme Court has confirmed the approach employers should take when calculating deductions from pay in the event of strike action, for teachers on annual contracts. (See Deductions from pay)