Maternity and Family Rights: In-depth

Friday, May 14, 2021

There have been various developments over the years aimed at giving working parents greater support, flexibility and work-life balance. This topic covers all areas relating to parental rights during employment, including maternity leave and pay, adoption leave/pay, shared parental leave, paternity leave and unpaid parental leave, including the schemes specifically for teachers and support staff who have the Burgundy and Green Books incorporated into their contracts of employment. It examines the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees, while also considering time off to care for dependants and the right to request flexible working.

Trade Unions and Employee Relations: In-depth

Friday, May 14, 2021

All employees who are trade union members have certain rights in respect of their union membership. For example, an employee has the right not to be dismissed for choosing to join or remain a member of a trade union. Where these rights are held to have been breached, an employer may face claims of automatic unfair dismissal.

Fixed-term Contracts Policy

Friday, May 14, 2021

It is the organisation’sschool’sprovision'scare service's policy to recruit staff on fixed-term contracts only where there is a specific reason for engaging someone on a temporary basis.

Trade Unions and Employee Relations: Resources

Friday, May 14, 2021

Check-off is the system under which employers deduct employees’ trade union subscriptions from salaries and pass them on to the union. The relevant legislation is s.68 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1992 as amended. Employers are not obliged to run such a system and can only do so if each employee taking part has given written consent. The amount to be deducted will not usually be fixed to allow for increases in the union’s subscription.

How to Prepare for Industrial Action

Friday, May 14, 2021

If industrial action does take place, it is vital for schools to respond in a measured way. Making the following preparations will help to ensure that things do not escalate to irreconcilable levels.

How to Deal with Maternity Leave

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Ensure that all managerssenior staff understand the statutory entitlement to maternity leave and pay and are familiar with the organisation’scare service’s policy and procedure on maternity leave and pay.

Maternity Policy

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The organisation'scare service's policy is to comply with both the letter and spirit of the law on maternity leave and statutory maternity pay. To this end its aim is to inform all female employees of their entitlement to statutory maternity rights and to ensure that those rights are understood by employees who qualify.