Which one is right?:
Wrexham CBC Q and A:
Q I am not a union member but I don’t want to cross the picket line on 30 November. Can I take part in the industrial action?
A .Yes. As a non- union member you are deemed to be taking part in “unofficial strike action”. However, as there will be colleagues taking part who are union members and thus taking part in “official action” you will be protected from any breach of contract claim that could be made against you.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Q and A:
Q Can I take strike action if I am not in an union?
A Staff not in a Trade Union will technically be in breach of their contract if they do not attend work on the 30th November. Staff are therefore strongly advised to attend work as usual, if they do not belong to a trade union.
Be interesting to see if non TU member employed by the BCU is disciplined for refusing to cross a picket line!