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What am I expected to do during a strike?

Your union will only take strike action once every other avenue of influence has been exhausted and when your branch officers think there is no other way to make members’ views clear. It is a very serious sanction and that’s why we ask that every member observes the strike. Every member who does not observe the strike is directly undermining the union’s bargaining power and making it harder for the union to protect all its members. When we call a strike we ask that members do not  come to work and do not reschedule their classes. We also ask that members do not use email or log on to the University system.  The best possible thing you can do is to volunteer to help out on the picket lines. It isn’t illegal, it isn’t dangerous and there is a real sense of solidarity present.

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