The National Education Union (NEU) – the UK’s largest education union with 450,000 members – has announced strikes in February and March
- 1 February: All schools in England and Wales
- 28 February: North and north-west England, Yorkshire and Humber
- 1 March: East Midlands, West Midlands, and the NEU’s eastern region
- 15 and 16 March: All schools in England and Wales
The NEU says individual schools will be affected for a maximum of four days. Government guidance says schools should stay open if possible.
With the news of pending strike action, we fully respect those of you who chose to take part in strike action.
As schools may remain open for vulnerable children we have already been approached by schools with requests to supply staff to cover.
Principal Resourcing follows the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003 and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, code of practice.
Principal Resourcing will only provide an agency worker during strike action if:
- it is not detrimental to the interests of the worker or the hirer
- respect for workers’ rights can be upheld
- there are no health and safety risks to the agency worker
- the agency worker has the right skills and experience to carry out the role
Whatever the decision of our agency workers, we support and respect this.