The NEU has announced strike action within the East Midlands region on the following dates:
- Wednesday 1 February 2023: all eligible members in England and Wales
- Wednesday 1 March 2023: all eligible members in the following English regions: East Midlands, West Midlands, Eastern
- Wednesday 15 March 2023: all eligible members in England and Wales
- Thursday 16 March 2023: all eligible members in England and Wales
If the above industrial action takes place it may lead to school closures or schools not opening fully and could affect the ability of employees being able to attend work due to their care commitments. Line managers should work with employees to consider flexible working arrangements, including working from home, adapting working patterns to care for dependants.
Where a flexible working arrangement cannot be facilitated due to the nature of the work, employees would need to consider alternative leave arrangements including annual leave, flexi time or unpaid leave on any days where they are not able to attend work.