Hi... I am due on 30th November, which is the day that this huge public sector strike is planned for I know that there is only a small chance that DD will arrive on her due date, but if I go over, there is a chance that there will be further strikes.
I am having NHS midwife-led care. Does anyone know how this will be affected by the strike?
The employer is always given enough notice to arrange alternative cover if staff do strike. Don't worry.
PS: I'd have thought nurses and midwives ARE allowed to strike but perhaps feel they shouldn't due to duty of care. I'd be very surprised if this was written into their contracts. I think they're allowed to be in a union and therefore have right to strike. Intrigued now.
The worst we can do is "work to rule" basically be a jobsworth who does not do any extras and walks out exactly at home time - time unpaid breaks which we never take and no do any extra jobs other than nursing/ midwifery care .