Human resources

Industrial Action — Teaching Service


On occasion, disputes may arise in the workplace that involve the taking of industrial action (for example strikes and stopwork action) by employees.

Where industrial action occurs at a school, the principal should ensure that the impact on educational programs is minimised. It is essential that:

  • adequate supervision of students is provided
  • school programs are maintained wherever possible
  • the disruption to parents and students is kept to a minimum, and
  • all staff on duty are able to perform their professional duties free from intimidation

For comprehensive policy and information concerning the management of industrial action in schools, refer to Managing Industrial Action in Schools which covers the following areas:

  • notification to parents
  • duty of care
  • industrial action
  • student dismissal
  • reporting requirements

Relevant legislation

Contact information

Industrial Action — Teaching Service Overview

Reviewed 07 September 2022

Policy last updated

15 June 2020


  • Schools


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