1. We as a union trust in the policies and processes that have been set up to protect our members and in turn the students. When we feel that these processes have been violated, and a member’s rights have been disregarded, then we must take some sort of action.
2. Points Concerning Strikes:
- What does it mean to “give notice”?
We notified the Ministry of our intent to take industrial action. It is part of the labour relations act. It is supporting good industrial relations.
- Why give notice?
If not it is considered to be a “wild cat” strike. We do not want to just drop our tools, we would rather come to an amicable resolution and avoid taking action. It is supporting good industrial relations.
- Does this mean that we are striking?
Not necessarily. We give notice, then the general body meets and votes either way. The members will be notified at each step that we take.
- How come the news said that we are striking?
The news is trying to either get viewers or sell papers, that headline was incorrect.
- So does this mean that as soon as the 21 days are up we strike?
Once again, we must meet with the general membership and be advised by them. Also, if it is decided that action is to be taken, it can be any time after the 21 day notice has expired.
- So does this mean that the whole system is to “down tools”?
A strike can take place in a number of different forms. It can be one school, a few schools, a work to rule, or the whole system, but that decision is decided by a committee.
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