The impact of industrial action on your teachers’ pension scheme contributions

Periods of absence from your workplace due to industrial action are regarded as ‘non-pensionable’. No scheme contributions are deducted for any period of time you spend on strike and, as a consequence, any earnings lost through industrial action are not included in your benefit calculations.

There’s also no provision to pay back contributions directly relating to strike days, but, there are other options to increase your benefits that you may want to consider following a prolonged period of industrial action.

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