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The National Union of Teachers (NUT) have called a national one-day strike on Tuesday 5th July 2016. For staff with children who are affected by the strike action and are unable to make alternative childcare arrangements, managers are encouraged to look sympathetically at requests for time off. Options managers may wish to consider are:
o Flexibility around start and finish times for the day o Use of the flexible working scheme where appropriate o Making time up under time off in lieu arrangements o Annual leave
Clearly, decisions on time off will need to be made taking account of essential operational requirements. However, as this is an unplanned event, consideration should be given to enabling staff who wish to do so to make up any time they might lose rather than to take a day's annual leave.
The government is issuing new legislation this year which will involve the recovery of exit payments in certain circumstances for those working in the public sector and a cap on all public sector exit payments. Please read more here.
A reminder that from April you’ll pay more National Insurance if you are below State Pension age and in a work pension scheme like the Local Government, NHS or Teachers’ Pension Schemes as the new State Pension and end of ‘contracting out’ mean you no longer get a 1.4% NI rebate.
If you are not in a work pension scheme you won’t be affected.