Over the years, I’ve had A LOT of questions related to the world of employment, but this week I had a question I’d never, ever had before:
What to do when staff go on strike.
The reason we’ve never had that question is because none of our clients recognise a trade union, and generally they don’t have any union members on their team.
But the question wasn’t about any old strikers, but rather climate strikers.
Our client wanted to know “what if” they walk out.
It’s a good question, so I thought it was worth sharing with everyone.
Clearly, caring deeply about climate change is a noble thing, but the issue is that despite the strike potentially being a “good cause”, your business could well suffer as a direct result of the action.
So, while the sentiment is definitely admirable, whatever striking action that takes place has to be managed, to minimise disruption and harm to your business.