Industrial Action Item 10: Indefinite or Periodic Industrial Action in the Form of a Ban on Answering Phone Before 9am and After 4:30pm

Updated 22/04/2016

The industrial action

Action 10: Indefinite or periodic industrial action in the form of a ban on answering phone before 9am and after 4:30pm.


How to implement this industrial action

This action can be taken by not answering phone calls prior to 9am or after 4:30pm. If you are working before 9am or after 4:30pm you undertake all other normal duties, but you do not use the telephone for any work related purpose.


What are my rights and responsibilities in relation to protected Industrial Action?

Read the article on Members' Rights At Work to get more information about your rights and responsibilities when taking Protected Industrial Action.


Industrial Action Checklist
Legally you must comply with very specific requirements before commencing industrial action, otherwise you will not be protected and may suffer adverse actions from your employer. This means you need to follow the exact industrial action as authorised by our Protected Action Ballot. In particular check:
  • The employer has been given 72 hours notice that you will be undertaking the specific industrial action.
  • The action you take is exactly as described on this page.
  • Ring the union and ask your organiser if you are unsure.


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